In history, every herb and flower has a symbolic meaning. Hibiscus means grace and beauty. Hibiscus, a native to Africa, is related to a bushy ornamental shrub that decorates many tropical gardens. The calyces which form the outer covering of the flower buds, are dried and used to make a rosy citrus flavored tea. Hibiscus is rich in vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rosehips and various other dried fruits the resulting drink is lively and fruity. Hibiscus is also known as Red Tea, China Rose, Red Sorrell, Roselle, Jamaica Tea and Sudanese Tea.
Hibiscus was used by the Chinese to help support dandruff and stimulate hair growth. It can also be tried to help support hemorrhoids and wounds. Recent research has shown that Hibiscus may have disinfectant properties. It is a mild laxative and it contains Vitamin C and malic acid. Hibiscus has also been shown to relax the uterus and help reduce blood pressure. Hibiscus can also be tried to help support indigestion and loss of appetite, and for colds, respiratory problems, and circulation disorders.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
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