RECIPE - HIBISCUS TEA
The beautiful Hibiscus flower can support our monthly cycles by regulating the balance of estrogen and progesterone in our bodies. These marvels of nature have an anti-estrogenic quality, which helps to regularize the estrogen/progesterone balance and initiate the menstrual flow in time.
Hibiscus is thought to have “emmenagogue effects” or the ability to stimulate menstrual bleeding. It can regulate cycles for women who struggle with unpredictability but should be avoided during pregnancy to avoid the risk of causing miscarriage.When steeped in warm water, its petals make a tart and antioxidant-rich hibiscus tea, famous for centuries across the globe for its color, flavor, and medicinal properties.
½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
8 cups water
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1-2 Tablespoons honey
Bring water to a boil, then add hibiscus flowers. Then turn off the heat, put a lid on, and let steep for 15-20 minutes and sweeten with honey. Alternately, you can cold-brew it by combining the petals and water and refrigerating overnight.