There are many steps to reducing HBP, and you can start by drinking this cooling, refreshing tea.
Hawthorne Berries* (Crataegus laevigata): Hawthorne is a classic heart healing remedy. According to world-renowned ethnobotanist, Michael J. Balick, PhD, “Hawthorn leaves, flower and fruit contain compounds that dilate coronary vessels and lower blood pressure.” Hawthorne is a member of the Rosaceae family and is generally cooling in nature.
Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa): This is a sour flower, and traditionally used to cool the body and treat anxiety. It is rich in Vitamin C that helps repair oxidative stress, and is naturally diuretic to help relieve some of the fluid pressure in the body.
This tea is easy as heck to prepare: simply pour hot water onto the herbs and steep for a few hours or overnight.
Drink 2-3 cups per day and start sipping your HBP away!
* Hawthorne enhances the activity of cardioactive drugs like Digitalis, Digitoxin and Gitalin. Those folks taking these drugs should have their heart meds monitored by their physician while drinking this tea.
- Put ingredients into a French press or a 32 ounce mason jar. Cover with boiling water (up to the top of the glass).
- Steep 3 hours or even better, overnight
- Drink 2-3 cups daily
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.