Summer is here and my favorite way to stay a cool 72 (OK, that's what it feels to me) is drinking hibiscus tea. I always have a pitcher in the frig, all year round but a second pitcher is added during Texas hot summers. After having heat stroke 4 years ago, like a poison ivy reaction, a little heat will trigger your body to re-live the experience (even to waking up on the ground). After reading about natural ways to cool the body, I discovered hibiscus tea was used all over the world for regulating body temperature, whether external extremes (environment heat or cold) or internal temperature extremes (fevers,hot flashes).
I initially planned a 10 day period, but noticed immediately when I was
standing in over 100 degree heat (after drinking an 8 ounce glass) I
wasn't sweating. Weird. I felt a cool 72 degrees. It blew my mind! I also
would get dry "hot flashes" about 3am and during my experiment, I
noticed they went away as well. Many times when I start a trial period of a product, I
will discover other issues are resolved that I had not planned. This
was the case in this experiment with hibiscus tea.
can purchase the dried hibiscus flowers (about 40 per gallon) or I
found a more convenient (and portable) high concentration tea bags Nile Valley Herbs
made in Austin, Texas. Other hibiscus teas I tried were tasty but
didn't reduce my temperature. They were not strong enough in
concentration, only 1 blossom per tea bag, so all hibiscus tea bags are
not the same.
You don't need to brew, just drop in
water and drink. I always keep a teabag in my purse during summer so I
can grab a bottled water, roll teabag and slide into the bottle. It
starts getting red immediately.
I also discovered,
hibiscus tea has higher Vitamin C that Orange Juice, so it you have
issues with citrus juices giving you indigestion, this is a lifesaver,
cold or hot.
Wishing you wellness on your journey...