If you are Mexican like me or have Mexican heritage you’ll know what this is, it’s a red drink known by the name of ” Agua de Jamaica ” and comes from the boiling the hibiscus flower, How cool and hippie that is?
The flavor is tangy like an Arnold Palmer, I like to drink it cold, but some people drink it hot just like a tea, you can be creative and add lemon juice or ginger. I’ve seen a lot of my favorite healthy spots carrying Hibiscus Tea on their menus because of the amazing benefits of this drink and its also delicious.
This drink is a natural diuretic so you will be peeing a lot and with that you will expel toxins your body doesn’t need also lowers blood pressure if you suffer from hypertension, and the best part is that this drink along with a healthy diet will help you lose the extra pounds you haven’t been able to get rid of.
In my case I drink this tea when I’m suffering from UTIs as it cleans my urinary tract system, and I can feel it working immediately, also when I am retaining water and I’m feeling bloated especially when I am pmessy.
To make this tea place 1 cup of dried hibiscus flower in a large jar with 4 cups of water. Cover and refrigerate overnight, the next morning strain the solids and enjoy!
* You can find Hibiscus flower in any Latin Market and some healthy stores have it too.