The Cold Delicious Hibiscus in Ramadan

By: Samar Yahya

Hibiscus is one of the traditional delicious cold drinks that we all like to have at Ramadan Iftar.

In addition to its tasty flavour quench of thirst, hibiscus also has many health benefits.

How to Prepare

– Soak a cup of dried hibiscus leaves in 2 liters of water in the fridge over night.

– Pour hibiscus in another jug using a strainer to take off the leaves.

– Add sugar to taste and water if needed and drink cold.

Benefits of Hibiscus

Helps Immunity

Hibiscus extract is high in Vitamin C, that helps support a healthy immune system.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Some studies have found that hibiscus may lower blood pressure.

Boosts Liver Health

It may benefit liver health by increasing detoxifying enzymes and reducing liver damage and fatty liver.

Promotes Weight Loss

Studies have associated the consumption of hibiscus extract with decreased body weight and body fat.

Prevents Cancer

Hibiscus reduces the growth and spread of plasma, mouth, prostate and stomach cancer cells.

Fights Bacteria and inflammation

It could fight certain strains of bacteria. It has components that can help lower inflammation in the body, thus it can control risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis.

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