Hibiscus Tea.

 

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Lately my blood pressure has been a little higher than normal, so I did some research and decided that I would try to make some hibiscus tea, as the hibiscus flower has many health benefits , helps to lower blood pressure,helps to lower cholesterol, speeds up metabolism and boosts your immune system.

Worth a try I thought, as I have many bushes around me.

Step 1.So this is how I made my tea. First I dead headed the bush, then separated the stigma from the petals.

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Step 2.

Then I separated the five petals and put them in the sun to dry.

 

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Once dry I put them in a kilner jar.

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Step 3.

I put a handful in my 700ml teapot and topped up with boiling water.

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Step 4.

Let the petals soak for about 5 mins, then you can pour into a cup , or you can let it cool and pour in a glass.  I usually use a little honey  to sweeten it a little.

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Well I have only being doing this for a week and my blood pressure has reduced from 145/95 to 128/85 much better.

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