Botanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Description: Traditionally prepared as a tea for hundreds of years in Eastern Medicine to help lower blood pressure. This species is commonly called roselle in many parts of the world, but is also known as sorrel in the Caribbean and as Flor de Jamaica in Mexico. Studies from (Journal of Human Hypertension, Journal of Nutrition and Planta Medica) all resulted in favorable findings. Steep as a tea, sprinkle into soups, or mix into bread dough before baking. (no caffeine, low antioxidant)
Use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 oz of water. Steep in just boiled water that is around 200°F-212°F, for 3-5 minutes or longer, depending on taste.
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