Hibiscus Herbal Tea Blend – Heart Healthy & Delicious
Herbal tea is wonderful for medicinal purposes and for pleasure.
Hibiscus tea has long been used to help regulate blood pressure and paired with other synergistic herbs is a wonderful, refreshing beverage. There’s just something about drinking flowers that just lifts your spirits and makes you smile!
My favorite way to drink hibiscus herbal tea is iced. It’s perfect for a hot, summer day! I love adding it to my water kefir and kombucha second ferments for a lovely, tangy flavor. It’s yummy hot as well but really works best as an iced tea.
The Herbs & Their Benefits
The herbs used in this blend are chosen for a reason. They all contribute added benefits to the tea.
Hibiscus is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants and vitamin C. It may help calm hot flashes, it’s anti-inflammatory, great for the skin, boosts immunity, helps balance fluids in the body, and boosts metabolism. It’s also good for cholesterol and as I mentioned, blood pressure.
Rose Hips are chock full of flavor, vitamin C and antioxidants. They are great for constipation and also for the kidneys.
Peppermint is a catalyst herb that enhances the healing properties of all the other herbs. It’s also wonderful for digestion and can even help alleviate allergies. It can help ease nausea and headache pain. It’s anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It helps clear the respiratory tract when sick.
Lemongrass has healthy flavonoids and vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium and potassium.
Orange Peel obviously has vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids. They are great for digestion, indigestion and respiration.
Lemon Verbena smells so good growing in the garden! It’s wonderful for the nervous system and for emotional health. It’s uplifting and can help relieve stress. It’s also really great for digestion with is beneficial for overall health.
Wild Cherry Bark is one of my favorite herbs for respiratory and cardiovascular health. It helps reduces inflammation, and is antispasmodic.
Like many of my herbal tea recipes, I use parts as the measurement of choice. A part is whatever you want it to be: a teaspoon, a tablespoon, a cup, etc. Links to where to find the herbs to make this tea are clickable in the recipe itself and additional links are provided below.
- 1 Part Hibiscus Flowers
- 1/2 Part Rose Hips
- 1/2 Part Peppermint
- 1/4 Part Lemongrass
- 1/4 Part Orange Peel
- 1/4 Part Lemon Verbena
- 1/4 Part Wild Cherry Bark
- Blend all the herbs together in large bowl.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
- Use 1-2 tsp of dried herbs per 1 cup of water.
- Steep for 15 minutes or to desired strength.
- Serve hot or cold, sweetened with raw honey or stevia.
Anyone wanting to add a little zip and zest to their day or who wants an overall healthy tea, hibiscus herbal tea is the one!
Don’t want to make it yourself? It’s available in my 90210 Organics Store!
Be nourished. Be happy.
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Disclaimer: I am an herbalist but I am not a medical doctor or nurse. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information presented here is not intended to be construed as medical advice or to prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Please check with your health care provider if you are taking any prescription medication. I am not responsible for misuse of herbs by consumer. Drinking hibiscus tea during the first trimester of pregnancy is not recommended.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 4, farm owner, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey and Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).