Hibiscus Tea and Blood Pressure

Hibiscus tea has received a lot of attention of late after the news earlier this year that it can significantly lower blood pressure. Here’s what you need to know about hibiscus tea and blood pressure.

The study tracked 65 people between the ages of 30 and 70 who had blood pressure levels that put them at risk for heart disease and stroke. One group was given hibiscus tea three times per day for six weeks and the control group was given a placebo.

The group that drank hibiscus tea three times per day showed an average 7.2 percent drop in blood pressure while the group who took the placebo only saw a 1.3 percent drop.

The study was published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension.

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