Scientific Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa + Cymbopogoncitratus
Origin: Sierra Leone & Egypt
Ingredients: Lemongrass leaf, hibiscus flower
Flavor: slightly tart and fruity (similar tocranberry) and mildly lemony, with some herbal notes
ALLERGEN: Hibiscus may be intercropped withpeanuts. Occasionally, fragments of peanut shells may be present.
A blend of lemongrass leaf and hibiscus flower, thispinkish-red tea is slightly tangy and herbal in taste. It can offeranti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties thanks to lemongrass, whilethe combination of the two lend blood pressure and cholesterol control.*This refreshing beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold with (or without) yoursweetener of choice!
Hibiscus flower tea (made from the calyx of the Hibiscussabdariffa plant) may be what you’re looking for if you’re searchingfor a herbal remedy to reduce blood pressure or cholesterol levels, a green orblack tea alternative, or a caffeine-free, vitamin C-rich beverage!* Ruby redand tart, this tea can be enjoyed either hot or cold with your sweetener ofchoice.
Also known as sour tea, sorrel, or flor de Jamaica, hibiscustea is a popular beverage consumed worldwide. Hibiscus flowers are rich in twoantioxidants (anthocyanins and quercetin) that help protect your body from freeradicals — harmful molecules that cause oxidative damage to your cells, whichresults in signs of aging and disease. Anthocyanins also contribute to thetea’s deep red color and have anti-inflammatory properties.*
In addition, hibiscus can improve heart health by loweringblood pressure via diuretic action.* If in search of a weight loss aid,hibiscus tea might do the trick.* This is due to its laxative action andability to inhibit amylase production (reduces blood sugar levels and starchabsorption).* Hibiscus calyces may ameliorate iron deficiency anemia, andthanks to its vitamin C content, provide an immune system boost (thus combatingthe flu and common cold).*
Some Benefits of Hibiscus Flower*
- Toxincleaner. Hibiscus is antioxidant rich, which can cleanse yourbody from harmful and unwanted toxins.
- Lowerscholesterol. Hibiscus tea is very effective in lowering LDL(low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels by helping prevent plaquebuildup on the inside of arteries.
- Moodregulator. During menstrual cycles, women undergo a lot ofhormonal changes, and can also experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS)prior to menstruation. Hibiscus can help regulate hormone generation, thusserving as a potential PMS remedy. Hibiscus also contains antidepressantproperties which promote feelings of calm and serve as an anxiolytic.Studies indicate that it may reduce symptoms associated with depression,like fatigue, irritability, and listlessness.
- Energybooster. Hibiscus tea re-hydrates the body, which helps withrevitalization. Its high iron levels also offer an energy and focus boost.
- Diabetes. Hibiscustea and extract have shown promise for improving both blood pressure andblood lipid profiles in diabetics and those with other metabolicdisorders.
Lemongrass tea is popularly consumed in various countriesbecause of its medicinal properties.* Though this grass is deceptively humble,it is packed with numerous benefits that can help improve many chronicconditions.* These benefits include anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, andanti-inflammatory properties. Nutrition-wise, lemongrass tea is a good sourceof vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium,phosphorus, calcium and manganese; it also contains minute traces of the Bvitamins.* When consumed with honey, lemongrass tea can act as a naturaldiuretic.*
Lemongrass - also known as Cymbopogon citratus, oil grass,citronella, citronella grass, fever grass, barbed wire grass - is a plant thatbelongs to the Poaceae grass family. It is well known and utilized for itsdistinct lemon flavor and citrusy aroma. Lemongrass has several culinary usesand has been recommended by traditional medicine practitioners for itsmedicinal properties as well.*
These properties include, but are not limited to:*
- Anemia. Lemongrasscan help various anemia types thanks to its high iron content. Iron is anessential component for hemoglobin synthesis (a red blood cell proteinresponsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body).
- Anti-inflammatoryand antiseptic properties. Due to these properties, lemongrasstea can help treat arthritis, gout, and urinary tract inflammation.Lemongrass’ antiseptic properties can also help to eliminate unhealthymicroorganisms, and purify and detoxify the blood. As such, bacterial,fungal, or yeast infections can possibly be controlled.
- Balsamicaction (cold & flu relief). The volatile oil content inlemongrass has a balsamic action on the respiratory tract which can beuseful for alleviating cold, flu, and hay fever symptoms.
- Detoxifying& purifying action. Drink a cup or glass of lemongrass teafor its antioxidant, antiseptic and diuretic effects which purify andcleanse the liver, bladder, kidneys, colon, and pancreas.
- Diabetes. Aslemongrass tea helps cleanse the pancreas and improve its functions, bloodsugar levels in diabetics might be lowered.
- Digestivehealth. Lemongrass' antimicrobial properties can help regulateintestinal function and motility. As a result, consumption of lemongrasscan relieve digestive-related issues such as vomiting, constipation,indigestion, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach spasms, intestinal bloating,and cramps.
- Gastritisor heartburn. A mug of warm lemongrass tea can be very soothingwhen experiencing acid indigestion/heartburn or gastritis.
- Highblood pressure. The diuretic effects of lemongrass are secondaryto its high potassium content. This can help regulate and lower bloodpressure.
- Highcholesterol. Lemongrass has an anti-cholesterol andanti-atherosclerosis action. It helps reduce both the absorption ofcholesterol from the intestine, as well as the oxidation ofLDL-cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing one of the first steps inthe formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
- Skinhealth. Improved blood circulation can result in better skinhealth. Therefore, regular consumption of lemongrass tea can help reduceacne, psoriasis, and eczema.
- Weightloss. The diuretic effect of lemongrass tea can help effectivelyand quickly carry out body waste in high volume, which can result inweight loss. Its digestive system and metabolism boosting effects can alsosupport weight loss efforts.
Please consult with a medical professional prior toincluding this tea in your diet if you are on medication, are pregnant, ornursing. Hibiscus tea is toxic to the liver in extremely high doses.However, most sources advise that consuming three to four 8 oz glasses ofhibiscus tea daily is safe.
Lemongrass tea is generally safe to consume, but excessiveintake may impact kidney function. It is recommended to consult with a medicalprofessional before drinking lemongrass tea during pregnancy, as doing so maylead to a miscarriage.
Preparation: We recommend using 1 teabag per 8 oz of water at a full rolling boil (212°F) and steeping anywherefrom 3 to 5 minutes. Teas prepared from light, delicate blossoms or leavesrequire shorter steeping times than more hearty herbs. If you prefer a strongerbrew, we suggest using multiple tea bags.
Shelf Life: Our products will maintain theirfreshness and integrity for up to 18 months after purchase. Store in a cool,dark place to ensure full shelf life.