In Ayurveda, hibiscus is one of the most acclaimed herbs for strengthening hair. Yes, you read that right! Those beautiful, attractive and easy to maintain common household flowers have extraordinary healing properties.
From nourishing your skin and giving it a smooth, healthy glow to reinforcing your hair roots and assuring thicker growth, hibiscus flower is one natural ingredient that never disappoints.
But if you don’t know what to do with the flower or are not a huge fan of DIY remedies, then you can now reap all the benefits of this flower by simply consuming its tea. Awesome, isn't it?
Helps in hair growth
Hibiscus tea is a great source of vitamin C that boosts the collagen production in your body. Considering the fact that collagen is a vital component in increasing hair growth, drinking this tea will yield positive results when it comes to making your hair healthier and stronger. It can stimulate hair growth, even from dormant hair follicles on bald spots.
Another amazing benefit of hibiscus tea is that the dry hair problems can be managed efficiently. The tea is full of amino acids, which thoroughly conditions your scalp, thereby keeping your hair looking thick, healthy and shiny.
Also, hibiscus possesses anti-dandruff properties. So if your scalp suffers from excessive oil secretion causing problems like dandruff and itchy scalp, hibiscus can act like an astringent and reduce the oil secretion by the glands.
Controls premature greying
The antioxidants and vitamins present in Hibiscus tea help in producing melanin, the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color and thus prevent premature greying. It also helps maintain hair lustre, and colour.
Include hibiscus tea in your diet
Do not confine this magical herb to your hair. Hibiscus tea is also a great ally if you are looking to slim down. The drink can help speed up metabolism and burn fat. It also contains antioxidant action and ameliorate the appearance of cellulitis.
Drinking hibiscus tea is not just a great way to detox your body, but it is also a delicious way to increase your water consumption. If you are someone who has really dry, itchy and flaky skin, you would immensely benefit from the hydrating properties of hibiscus tea. This tea also cleanses the body from accumulated toxins, prevents ageing. Also, it is useful for the nervous system and its regulation. Anthocyanin which gives the red colour to tea, not only makes it more appetizing, but also strengthens the walls of blood vessels and better transfer of nutrients to your skin that the tea aids.
So the next time you are at the supermarket and spot a packet of hibiscus tea, we recommend you get a pack for yourself or you can simply order in online!
Caution - Though hibiscus tea is an amazing drink and packs a lot of essential vitamins and nutrients, here's a word of caution - too much of it is not good and can cause issues with the normal functioning of your body. Therefore, to avoid such problems, it is best to consume no more than two to three cups of hibiscus tea in a week, if you drink it too much, can cause a lot of severe problems. One of the biggest and most common side effects of drinking too much hibiscus tea is that causes dizziness and fatigue, which is a common result of fluctuation in your blood pressure.
With inputs from Shalini Raj, Founder, The Infused Kettle