Hibiscus Tea

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Did you know that hibiscus has more antioxidants than a pomegranate? Or that drinking hibiscus tea can lower your blood pressure?

Many markets carry dried hibiscus flowers in their bulk section, or sell hibiscus in tea bags. I boil a pot of water, add handfuls of the dried flowers, and then drink it cooled. Hibiscus tea is tart and reminds me of cranberry juice but not sweet.  A recent study showed that drinking three cups a day lowered participants' blood pressure by seven points. Drinking alcohol is proven to raise blood pressure, so this tea is a great remedy.