Hibiscus tea well-known as Zobo Drink is not just a regular soda or beverage that soothes our taste buds but in fact, a powerful medicinal tea that is safe for consumption by individuals across the globe. Indeed Zobo is one of the most underrated beverages in Africa, especially in Nigeria where it is thought to be a juice that only the poor and middle-class citizens can afford.
Healthline reports that this tasty reddish-indigo juice bought from local stalls and supermarkets is made from Hibiscus sabdariffa, a flowering plant native to Africa, Asia, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, and China.
A plethora of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can be found in hibiscus tea (Zobo), which is used to treat a variety of clinical ailments and promote healthy growth. These include significant levels of vitamin B complex, vitamin C, flavonoids, calcium, phosphorus, and phenolic acids. Its anti-diuretic, anti-depressant, anti-oxidizing, ulcer-healing, menstrual pain-alleviating, and potential to treat male infertility are all due to these biochemicals. This article goes into great detail about seven major health issues that can be properly treated over time by regularly drinking hibiscus tea.
1. Peptic Ulcer
Imagine the uneasiness you experience when you have an injury on your face, lips, arm, or any other visible part of your body; now compare it to an internal injury in your gastrointestinal tract that you can’t see, touch, dress, or even over up with a Band-Aid. How discomforting.
Peptic ulcer known to a lay African man as an Ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach or at the top of your intestines caused by increased acidity of the stomach environment/ digestive tract. Predominantly, the ulcer is caused by Helicobacter pylori (the pathogenic causative agent); excessive intake of painkillers e.g. aspirin; and unhealthy lifestyles. Statistics culminated by medical practitioners from 1990 to 2019 report that peptic ulcer is a common gastrointestinal disease suffered globally by an estimated 4 million people every year.
Despite the widespread belief that there is no cure for ulcer, a recent nutritional analysis of Zobo drink shows that it is a fantastic treatment for this clinical condition. Zobo Drink is highly rich in ascorbic acid, vitamin C, and calcium. These salient nutrients inhibit the activities of Helicobacter pylori - ulcer-causing bacteria and neutralize the acidity level of the stomach thus reducing immense distress, bloating, and incidences of internal bleeding from peptic ulcers.
2. Male Infertility
Infertility is a malady that reduces the chances of which a man can get his spouse pregnant. Infertility may be because of obstructions in the sp£rm duct, low sp£rm count, varicoceles, lifestyle, or injuries. It is a condition that most men suffer from in silence. However, zobo drink combined with ginger contains viable polyphenols that boost the production of testosterone in men, and repair cell damage and illnesses thus addressing the situation.
Note that Zobo Drink plus ginger cannot treat female infertility. Instead, it lessens the chances of conceiving a child, causes miscarriage, and reduces oestrogen production.
Simply put, obesity is an abnormal body size brought on by too much body fat. Obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having a body mass index (BMI) over 30. It is also important to highlight that obesity carries a number of concerns for a person's health in general and, in the worst situations, for their life. Hibiscus leaf has just been found to have strong anti-obesity properties, according to one study. Natural phenolic chemicals found in hibiscus leaves, such as glycoside, hybrid, gallic acid, and quercetin, increase calorie expenditure and reduce urges for unneeded eating.
Many suicide attempts have been made globally as a result of depression, an emotional condition. Insomnia, anxiety, rage, and indifference are all common symptoms of depression. Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies extract flavonoids from hibiscus and use them to make antidepressant medications. This makes hibiscus tea the ideal option for persons who experience emotional instability because it efficiently balances out their physiological wellness.
High blood pressure known as hypertension is a condition in which the pressure exerted on the artery walls is very high, exposing one to brain dysfunction and heart failure. 3 cups of Zobo according to scientists addresses hypertension efficiently.
Dr. Tim Bond of the Tea Advisory Panel clearly stated in a journal that pure Hibiscus tea that contains no sugar is among the best nutraceutical products that diabetics ought to take frequently. Why? The liver of a diabetic is so weak that it can’t produce enough insulin to convert blood sugar (glucose) into glucose. Accordingly, Zobo drink contains ferulic acid, an active polyphenolic compound that inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates in the body system, therefore reducing the rate at which glucose is emitted into the bloodstream.
7. Kidney Stones
Yes, a stone in the kidney can happen to anyone, and Zobo drink is the right beverage to the rescue. Ascorbic acid and maleic acid are crucial components in mouth-watering quencher that flushes oxalic acids, toxic minerals, and body salts that crystalline in the urinary tract making it difficult to pass urine.
Hibiscus sabdarrifa tea (Zobo) has a sour taste so it is okay for anyone except diabetics to add any sweetener of your choice to improve its taste.
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This is a very healthy drink and you stand a chance to lose nothing. All that is required of you is reasonable intake to avoid any negative physiological effects. Enjoy your serving. Cheers!