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