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SPECIAL BLEND OF HERBS TEA

The blend of Rossela Tea and Rooibos tea will give You a Quick relife of the pain or strees.

You will feel so relaxed.

They are two nearly simmilar Herbs,in health power. 

I use to do the mix of Rooibos , Rosella ( Hibiscus Tea) with other ingridens,

Rooibos, meaning "red bush";

is a broom-like member of the plant family Fabaceae that grows in South Africa's fynbos.

The leaves are used to make a herbal tea that is called by the names: rooibos, bush tea, red tea, or redbush tea.

The rooibos plant is endemic to a small part of the western coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It grows in a symbiotic relationship with local micro-organisms.

Rooibos wine. is a variety of wine in which wood from the rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) plants is used instead of the traditional oak wood during the maturation phase.

It has its origin in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The wine has a unique flavor component and due to the anti-oxidative effect of the plants can be produced without the use of sulfur dioxide.

The Use of Rooibos tea.

Rooibos tea is commonly prepared in the same manner as black tea, sometimes with the addition of milk, lemon, sugar, or honey.

It is also served as lattes, cappuccinos or iced tea.

Chemical composition .

As a fresh leaf, rooibos contains a high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C),[5] which is lost when made into tea.

Rooibos tea does not contain caffeine[6][7] and has low tannin levels compared to black tea or green tea.

[5] Rooibos contains polyphenols, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, dihydrochalcones

,[8][9] aspalathin

[10] and nothofagin.[11] The processed leaves and stems contain benzoic and cinnamic acids.

Grading See also: Food grading Rooibos grades are largely related to the percentage "needle" or leaf to stem content in the mix.

A higher leaf content results in a darker liquor, richer flavour and less "dusty" aftertaste.

The high-grade rooibos is exported and does not reach local markets, with major consumers being the EU, particularly Germany, where it is used in creating flavoured blends for loose-leaf tea markets.

History Three species of the Borboniae group of Aspalathus, namely A. angustifolia, A. cordata and A. crenata, were once used as tea.

These plants have simple, rigid, spine-tipped leaves, hence the common name 'stekeltee'.

The earliest record of the use of Aspalathus as a source of tea was that of Carl Peter Thunberg, who wrote about the use of A.

cordata as tea: "Of the leaves of Borbonia cordata the country people make tea" (Thunberg, July 1772, at Paarl).

This anecdote is sometimes erroneously associated with rooibos tea.

What are the nutritional benefits of rooibos tea?

The main nutritional benefit of rooibos tea lies in its rich antioxidant content and it being a source of some unique polyphenols, including aspalathin.

These protective plant compounds may help protect against the free radical damage that leads to conditions like diabetes, heart disease and potentially cancer.

From a micronutrient point of view and with the exception of fluoride and copper, the trace amounts of minerals in rooibos are negligible and are not going to offer the average consumer much, if any, nutritional benefits.

There are anecdotal reports suggesting that if the tea is used as a fluid replacement throughout the day, it may help support electrolyte levels in athletes and sportspeople.

What are the nutritional benefits of rooibos tea?

The main nutritional benefit of rooibos tea lies in its rich antioxidant content and it being a source of some unique polyphenols, including aspalathin.

These protective plant compounds may help protect against the free radical damage that leads to conditions like diabetes, heart disease and potentially cancer.

From a micronutrient point of view and with the exception of fluoride and copper, the trace amounts of minerals in rooibos are negligible and are not going to offer the average consumer much, if any, nutritional benefits.

There are anecdotal reports suggesting that if the tea is used as a fluid replacement throughout the day, it may help support electrolyte levels in athletes and sportspeople, What are the five main health benefits of rooibos tea?

1. Does not have a stimulatory effect As a naturally caffeine-free beverage, rooibos may be drunk as a fluid replacement and is suitable for those who want to avoid, or are unable to tolerate, the stimulating effects of caffeine.

Being naturally caffeine-free, rooibos doesn’t need to undergo a decaffeination process, so its rich polyphenol content remains unaffected.

2. May be heart-friendly Drinking rooibos appears to have beneficial effects on blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which causes blood vessels to contract and blood pressure to rise. The high flavonol content of rooibos tea also supports the cardiovascular system because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as its positive effect on blood fats, including cholesterol.

 

 4. May benefit bone health Although evidence is scarce, rooibos tea may promote bone health. This is because some studies report beneficial effects on osteoblasts, the cells involved with building bone. Further studies suggest fermented rooibos has an inhibitory effect on osteoclast activity, the cells which break down bone. These findings indicate a benefit for building and maintaining bone strength. However, because evidence is limited, further research is needed

. 5. May reduce cancer risk The potent antioxidant content in rooibos tea may help protect against the free radical damage associated with cancer. It’s worth noting that green, unfermented rooibos has higher levels of polyphenols than the traditional fermented version, and unsurprisingly demonstrates greater antimutagenic capabilities in test tube studies.

However, research has not yet confirmed whether there are sufficient levels of bio-available antioxidants in rooibos to replicate these effects.

Future research will hopefully establish whether the antioxidant benefits seen both in the test tube and in animal studies, translates into real anti-cancer benefits for humans.

Is rooibos safe for everyone?

Although more research is needed, rooibos is generally considered safe and free from side effects for most healthy people.

That said, an isolated case reported that after drinking large volumes of rooibos the subject experienced an elevation of liver enzymes.

Whether the experience of this individual is relevant to the wider population is not known and there may have been other contributory factors at work.

Furthermore, an animal study has suggested a possible interaction between green rooibos tea extract and a member of the statin group of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

If you are taking this medication and enjoy unfermented rooibos, you should refer to your GP for guidance.

How do I include rooibos tea in my diet?

Thanks to its zero caffeine levels rooibos tea may be consumed at any time of the day.

If you are aiming to reduce Your caffeine intake, replacing your regular caffeine-shot with a cup of rooibos may help you reach your goal.

This is because its full-bodied flavour makes it an especially satisfying caffeine replacement.

How do I prepare rooibos tea?

Simply add freshly boiled water and allow to brew.

The longer you leave the tea to infuse, the stronger and more robust the flavour will be. Studies suggest that allowing the tea to infuse for 10 minutes or longer promotes an optimal antioxidant-rich brew.

Easy Recipe for Hibiscus Tea (Roselle Juice) and Its Benefits

You’ll love this wonderful and easy recipe for hibiscus tea, which makes an incredibly healthy and refreshing drink.

No wonder this tea is so popular lately. With its lovely characteristic deep red color, it is consumed and loved all over the world, both for its irresistible flavor, and for its health benefits! And you can make it at home which is always a bonus :-).

Into a plunger or a tea pot. And then just cover it over with some boiling. Water. And the colour and the scent and the flavor is just incredible.

 

A little bit on the history of hibiscus .

The origins of hibiscus go way back to Sudan, but as we have already said, the first traces of the use of hibiscus as a drink and remedy go back to the ancient Egyptians.

They thought that hibiscus water promoted sexual desire in women who were, therefore, forbidden to consume it.

The plant was introduced to Senegal in the 19th century, to become the flagship drink of the whole of West Africa, with ginger juice and bouye (baobab juice).

It is consumed for all occasions, parties, weddings, etc.

The whole plant is used, nothing is wasted with hibiscus as it is common with most natural plants and resources.

The leaves are used in sauces, to give a slightly sour and acidic flavor, the stems are used to produce fiber, and the roots are also used as a natural remedy, present in many pharmacopoeias.

Today, the hibiscus flower is used mainly as a drink of course, but it has also a few other uses too: –

You can make a puree, sauce or hibiscus rosella jam as they do in Cameroon, Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, etc. –

In cosmetics, especially mixed with henna to color and make hair shine (see our article to prepare a mask with hibiscus) –

In food coloring, as a substitute for chemical dyes – to make shoes shine: yes ! In Asia, the hibiscus flower is known as the shoe flower, because it is used to make shoes shine – as an ceremonial offering:

In India, they are offered to the Goddess Kali so that she fulfills the vows.

Types of Hibiscus

There are many different species of hibiscus, but we are going to look at the most common ones, which you can see in gardens and parks worldwide.

Aside from being a devoted foodie I also love flowers and plants, so I also spend quite some time gardening when I have the time.

Native hibiscus.

Hardy hibiscus ,Tropical hibiscus ,Perennial hibiscus.

Perennial hibiscus in best grown in non-calcareous, well drained, humus-rich soil. They find their place in solid soil, but require a cover of straw or ground leaves in winter to protect the roots from frost.

The exposure should be in a sunny place. Plant preferably in spring with a large amount of soil and/or compost.

Annual hibiscus flower .

Annual hibiscus can be planted in the open ground as early as May from seedlings sown in warm March.

Water well. A sunny or half-shade location is to be preferred but sheltered from the winds.

If your land soil is clayey, then amend it with compost and sand.

Rosella hibiscus

rosella flower The hibiscus sabdariffa which is used to make hibiscus tea, also called Guinea sorrel or rosella, is a tropical perennial plant, native to Asia and the Pacific Islands, which grows up to 3 meters high and at least 2 meters wide.

It produces many paper-like flowers that, when they fade and the petals fall, reveal the bright red chalice.

Even though all the flower can be used to make the drink, only the calyx is usually used.

With hibiscus you can decorate your garden, your balcony, and flower your interior with hibiscus!

This ornamental plant is covered with the sublime flowers and beautiful Shape of its Corollas, with shimmering colors.

Choosing a hibiscus by its main features

Hibiscus aside from making a wonderful tea is also a popular ornamental flower that has the following characteristics:

The hibiscus plant belongs to the family Malvaceae which has more than 200 species of hibiscus, and about thirty thousand varieties.

It is very popular for the beauty of its flowers of varying colors and shape.

The largest specimens of hibiscus can reach a height and span of 5 m.

Depending on the variety, hibiscus can be perennial or annual.

In our latitudes, only 2 species of hibiscus-declined in multiple varieties-are cultivable.

Among the outdoor hibiscus cultivable, we can mention for example the hibiscus syriacus or Althea, sometimes nicknamed “tree Mallow”.

It is an outdoor hibiscus that can be grown quite nicely in your garden.

This genus of hibiscus includes shrub varieties that cover between July and October with single or double flowers, evocative of the tropics, with bright and varied colors.

Their foliage has lapsed. This type of shrub to plant in the open ground, enjoys being placed in a well sunny area of the garden throughout the year. It also pleases in a tray at least 40 cm deep, to be placed on the balcony or terrace.

Here are some examples of hibiscus syriacus: Hibiscus syriacus Duke of Brabant: double flowers of blood red color. Hibiscus syriacus Woodbridge. Its pale red flowers, 10 cm in diameter, open in a trumpet. Hibiscus syriacus Red Heart: flowers with dark red heart and white petals, 8 cm in diameter. Hibiscus syriacus Blue Bird: pale blue flowers. Hibiscus syriacus blushing Bride: large flowers with red heart and pale pink petals. Hibiscus syriacus Kakapo: simple flowers of sustained pink color.

Their shape resembles the peony flower.

Good to know:

The hibiscus esculentus variety gives a fruit called “OKRA”, famous for its food and medicinal use.

Some examples of indoor hibiscus

The most sparing varieties of hibiscus should be grown indoors.

These potted hibiscus will winter warm and can be placed outdoors during the summer.

Among these indoor hibiscus flowers , we recommend you : Hibiscus sabdariffa, sometimes called “Guinea sorrel”:

to be planted in a medium-sized tray.

It provides abundant flowering.

Its large Corollas have a dark red heart and its pink-edged petals are yellow. '

If it enjoys a maximum of sunshine during the summer – provided it is watered abundantly – it should be put indoors as early as October.

Hibiscus Rosa siniensis, emblem of Malaysia:

To be grown in a pot of moderate size, inside the house as soon as the outside temperature drops to 6°C.

More commonly called “China Rose”, it produces – under good growing conditions-a flowering throughout the year.

Its large flowers of red, cream, pink, yellow or orange are very ephemeral since they last only for a day.

But the flowering of this hibiscus is constantly renewed.

You can grow it outdoors, even in winter, if you live in a Mediterranean region.

However, consider covering him with a wintering veil and mulching his foot in case of severe winter, because the cold can be fatal.

Good to know: the fruit of hibiscus sabdariffa is dried and then infused to prepare an antiseptic and diuretic drink, very popular for its pink color. In Egypt, this delicious infusion full of benefits is called “Karkade”, and in Senegal, “Bissap”.

What is bissap (a traditional hibiscus tea drink)?

Bissap is the name given in Senegalese wolof language to an infusion of hibiscus sabdariffa flowers, but this drink is also found in many other countries thorough the world.

Here are the most widespread designations of the hibiscus tea in the world:

Karkade (Egypt), agua de Jamaica or Jamaica juice/water( Mexico), folere (Cameroon), gooseberry country (Antilles), dableni (Mali, Ivory Coast, or Burkina), karakandji (Central Africa), Zobo (Nigeria), Ngai Ngai (Congo), rose tea, Tea of the Empire, drink of the Pharaohs, etc.

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hibiscus flowers or calyces are often used for the preparation of sauces and different condiments, and it is common to use the red flowers to make a really wonderful thick hibiscus syrup.

Be careful though, as there are more than 200 species of hibiscus in the world,

they are not all consumable, and only the infusion of hibiscus sabdariffa gives a proper hibiscus tea.

Some people also make confectionery like candied hibiscus which can be enjoyed just like a candy.

What are The Health Benefits of Roselle Hibiscus Tea?

Hibiscus infusions have been used as a remedy since ancient Egypt, where it was used in particular to lower body temperature in case of heat stroke, as an aphrodisiac, and against insomnia and agitation.

They are still used today in many traditional medicines. Great action on blood pressure an

Rosella trees

Rosella Wine made in Tanzania

Rossela Tea ( Hibiscus Tea

"Heart Healthy and Gut Friendly Product"

Rich source of Antioxidants as Bioflavonids depicted by the Crimson

Magenta Red Color.

 

Has a Fat Blocker ( Hydroxycitric acid)

Help Control Hypertension.

Natural source of Vitamin C as proven by its sour taste.

The unique combination increases the Bioavailability of Vitamin C 30times.

Has a SUGAR BLOCKER (Alpha Amylase Inhibitor) that can Help maintain blood sugar.

Rich in dietary fiber which helps reduce and maintain weight.

Contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservative of sugars.'

12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Roselle-

Uses of the Roselle Plant-

Roselle is an example of a plant that has many beneficial uses.

Ornamentation Primarily, the Roselle is a flower, and so one of its primary uses is as part of flower arrangements. The red roselle flowers themselves can be used for medicinal purposes, or you could use its many fresh calyces as part of a unique touch for your decorative piece.

12 Roselle Plant Health Benefits

1. Menstrual Pain – Provides relief from cramps and menstrual pain – Helps in restoring hormonal balance (which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating)

2. Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial Properties Hibiscus tea is rich in ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by our body to boost and stimulate the activity of your immune system.

Fresh or dried flower of roselle contains high quantities of Vitamin C. – Boosts immune system (prevents cold and flu) – Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties – Helps to treat discomfort caused by fever (due to its cooling effect)

3. Aids Digestion The seed capsule in the roselle fruit is known for its diuretic and tonic properties. It is hence used for the following purposes: –

Increases both urination and bowel movements(due to its diuretic properties) – Treats constipation – Prevents colorectal cancer

4. Weight Loss Hibiscus herbal tea is also beneficial for losing weight. If you consume food that is rich in carbohydrates, that means that it contains sugar and starch, so you are likely to gain weight.

However, research studies have suggested that hibiscus extract lowers the absorption of starch and glucose and may help with weight loss.

Hibiscus inhibits the production of amylase, which helps in the absorption of carbohydrates and starch, so drinking hibiscus tea prevents that absorption from occurring. Therefore, hibiscus tea is found in many weight loss products.

5. Antidepressant Properties – Contains antidepressant properties like flavonoids – Helps to calm down the nervous system – Helps to reduce anxiety and depression by creating a relaxed sensation in the body and mind.

6. Anti-Cancer Properties Hibiscus herbal tea contains hibiscus protocatechuic acid which has anti-tumor and antioxidant properties.

A study conducted by the Department and Institute of Biochemistry at the Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, in Taichung, Taiwan suggests that hibiscus slows down the growth of cancerous cells by inducing apoptosis, commonly known as programmed cell death.

7. Cough, Colds and Fever Management According to the book “Healing Herbal Teas,” fresh hibiscus flowers contain around 6.7 mg of ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C, which is one of the more essential nutrients needed by the body.

Along with this significantly beneficial substance, hibiscus is known to have anti-inflammatory and mild anti-bacterial properties.

Thus hibiscus tea is often used as a supplement to help treat coughs and colds. Because of its cooling effect, it is especially effective in reducing the discomfort of fevers that may accompany such ailments.

8. Blood Pressure Management A report from the AHA (American Heart Association) that was published in November of 2008 states that consuming hibiscus tea lowers the blood pressure in pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

It also states that 1/3 of adults in the United States suffers from high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension.

A study conducted by Odigie IP suggests that it has anti-hypertensive and cardio-protective properties that can be beneficial to people suffering from hypertension and those at high risks of various cardiovascular diseases.

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, hibiscus tea can reduce blood pressure by up to 10 points, according to research done at Tufts University in Boston.

For this drastic improvement to occur, you need to consume three cups every day for a few weeks.

Also, hibiscus tea has diuretic properties that increase urination, simultaneously lowering blood pressure.

9. Protects Liver – Antioxidant properties helps to treat liver diseases (Antioxidants help to protect your body from diseases because they neutralize the free radicals present in body tissues and cells)

10. Maintains Healthy Teeth and Gums – This is due to the significant calcium content in red roselle

11. Healthy Pregnancy Pregnant women should consume more iron rich foods than anyone else. – red roselle is rich in iron

12. It tastes great! Hibiscus herbal tea has a taste that is very similar to cranberry juice. It can definitely be described as tart, so you can add sugar or honey to increase the sweetness.

Also, you can try adding spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger depending on your taste preferences 

Food

This plant is quite famous for its many and fleshy calyces.

The fresh calyces of red rosella are used to produce a bright red-colored, nice-tasting drink called the rosella juice or flor de jamaica.

Also, some folks use the leaves of the rosella in their salads.

When the roselle leaves are used in salads, they add a taste that is akin to spicy spinach mixed with some sour fruitiness.

These leaves always add an exciting flavor.

The dried calyces and as well as the dried flower is also used as an essential ingredient in various recipes.

Skincare With a reputation for anti-aging properties, the roselle plant is quite popular in the beauty and skincare world.

It has been used to make a face/body scrubs, facial steams, clay masks, etc.

The rosella  flowers are beneficial because of the antioxidants that they possess – these help to neutralize the effects of free radicals, and leaves you glowing with health.

Ornamentation Primarily, the Roselle is a flower, and so one of its primary uses is as part of flower arrangements.

The red roselle flowers themselves can be used for medicinal purposes, or you could use its many fresh calyces as part of a unique touch for your decorative piece.

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