Who can and can not drink karkade?
What should you know about karkad?
Places of growth
Surely everyone at least once saw a beautiful and popular houseplant - a Chinese rose. The scientific name of this genus of plant is hibiscus. It belongs to the family Malvaceae. Karkade tea is made from its one-year-old relative, who is called the Sudanese rose. The technology is very simple - the petals of flowers are collected and dried, after which they make a delicious drink.
Sudanese rose grows in hot tropical climatic zones. In many parts of the world it is very popular to grow this plant on an industrial scale. These include the following countries:
- Sri Lanka;
In Malaysia, the Sudanese rose flower is one of the symbols of the state.He is even depicted on the emblem of the country. People believe that the five petals symbolize the five basic commandments of Islam. In Europe, tea first appeared in the XVII century, but here the drink failed to quickly gain popularity. Only in the 20th century the carcade appeared on sale in almost every corner of the world.
Few know that it is not only the flower petals of Sudanese roses that are used for food. In addition to the fact that the flowers of the plant make wonderful varieties of tea, it is also used for food. Leaves can replace greens. And for making tea, they take exceptionally mature, maroon petals and cups, which manufacturers callrose roses.
Due to its great popularity in Eastern countries, Karkade received many names that emphasize the significance of the drink. It is called kandahr, red sorrel, okra, red rose, kenaf, rose Sharon, Venice mallow. In antiquity, the Egyptian pharaohs drank it, and for this reason tea is often called the drink of the pharaohs.
Many since childhood sign the taste of karkade. Tea has a very pleasant, refreshing, slightly sour taste, which does not reduce the cheekbones. Due to its excellent flavor, the drink quenches thirst perfectly.
There are so many recipes, thanks to which you can best reveal the beneficial properties of the carcade. It is consumed hot and cold. In the summer, it protects the body from dehydration and refreshes, in the winter it warms and nourishes the body with beneficial substances, while enhancing immunity and protecting against colds.
Benefit of the hibiscus
Drinking tea has a beneficial effect on the body. The drink protects cells from the influence of free radicals, which cause various tumor and other serious diseases. Such particles are present in the body of each. Carcade stimulates the antioxidant system, which protects organs and systems from the effects of free radicals. In addition, daily consumption of tea saturates the body with antioxidants, which have a rejuvenating effect.
Hibiscus sufferers drink for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, since the effect of tea is aimed at strengthening the walls of blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. In this case, the drink produces a tonic effect. The reason is the high content of anthocyanins, which not only give a bright burgundy color, but also have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.
Linoleic acid improves the permeability of small capillaries, because it promotes the resorption of cholesterol plaques. This substance accelerates the processes of fat splitting, activating the processes of weight loss. The citric acid contained in the tea helps in the prevention of seasonal colds. The carcade contains vitamin C and fatty acids.
Hibiscus helps to normalize the work of the choleretic system, because it removes excess bile from the body.
Vitamins and fatty acids help a person cope with stress, strengthen and relax the nervous system. It is believed that carcade improves male potency due to the beneficial effects on the urogenital system.
Some directories, where the treatment regimen with natural products are painted, contain information, according to which tea can be used as a remedy for parasites. For this carcade drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. Tea helps even people with a hangover.But we strongly do not recommend drinking alcohol in doses that can cause such a condition.
Carcade is a diuretic. Due to this effect, the drink is widely used to reduce the temperature during the illness. Due to the diuretic and vascular strengthening effect, tea effectively reduces the level of blood pressure. We recommend replacing black tea and hibiscus coffee to everyone who occasionally suffers from high blood pressure.
In addition to these substances, tea from rose petals contains the following useful ingredients:
- easily digestible carbohydrates;
- amino acids;
- fruit acids.
Who is not recommended to use karkade?
Tea from the petals of Sudanese rose, of course, has contraindications. But the list of restrictions is not so big. Hibiscus is not recommended for people suffering from hypotension, that is, a disease in which blood pressure is low. In this case, tea is able to further reduce the pressure and worsen health. However, if after drinking tea a person feels well, then in moderation he can drink a drink.
Contraindications include gastritis, peptic ulcer and increased acidity. The fact that karkade increases acidity in the stomach, which can cause an exacerbation of ulcers, gastritis. With these violations, of course, you can drink one cup of hibiscus, but you should not use it constantly and in large doses.
During an exacerbation of cholelithiasis, the drink can cause a worsening of well-being, therefore, these conditions are also included in the list of contraindications. In diseases of the urinary tract is also undesirable to use tea from the petals of Sudanese rose. Be careful with drinking tea for people who have low body temperature.
Individual intolerance and allergic reactions to carcade are extremely rare. But, like any other natural product, carcade is still capable of causing such manifestations that are dangerous to life and health.
Carcade is a wonderful drink that has a beneficial effect on the body. It is used both hot and cold.Tea is very healthy, it lowers blood pressure, has a tonic effect, removes harmful substances from the body, and saves from dehydration. Hibiscus allowed to drink and adults and children. In addition, tea has a very pleasant, sour taste and beautiful, bright, burgundy color.