Infusion of Hibiscus sabdariffa is a very popular drink in many parts of the world (1).
It has been used traditionally as a food, in herbal drinks, in hot and cold beverages, as a flavoring agent in the food industry and as herbal medicine (2)
Its phytochemical composition is associated with antioxidant, hypotensive, and antiatherosclerotic effects (1)
In India, Africa and Mexico, infusions of the leaves or calyces are traditionally used for their diuretic, cholerectic, febrifugal and hypotensive effects, decreasing the viscosity of the blood and stimulating intestinal peristalsis (2).
The results of a research which published in the Journal of Nutrition suggest daily consumption of hibiscus tea, in an amount readily incorporated into the diet, lowers Blood Pressure in pre- and mildly hypertensive adults and may prove an effective component of the dietary changes recommended for people with these conditions(3)