This elixir recipe is one of my summer time staples. Hibiscus flowers are an incredibly nourishing herb for women’s hormonal and blood health.
We can use the doctrine of colour signatures to determine that the blood red colour of hibiscus tea indicates that it’s incredibly beneficial and nourishing for the blood, heart and circulatory system.
Hibiscus tea is Blood Building & amp;High in Vitamin C -The high vitamin c content of hibiscus helps to build iron levels in the blood and can contribute to naturally increasing progesterone
Hibiscus tea Lowers Blood Pressure & supports Heart Health – one of the reasons it’s good for the heart is because it prevents cholesterol deposits in the blood.
I recommend women drink hibiscus tea during and after their moontime (period) which is a great time to harness the blood building properties of this herb. Women who have symptoms of anemia, low progesterone, immune issues or high blood pressure can also benefit from drinking the tea daily. However this drink can be enjoyed by anyone who wants a healthy summertime tonic that the whole family can enjoy.
How to make hibiscus tea
2 handfuls dried hibiscus flowers
2 Litre Cold Spring Water
Steep in cold water for 10-20 minutes. Strain and store in the fridge to drink throughout the day.
**you don’t need to heat the water to make hibiscus tea! Cold water will do!
Hibiscus Rose Punch
2 Litres Hibiscus Tea
1 Tbsp Rose Hydrosol
Juice of two organic lemons
Clear agave, liquid stevia or honey to taste for desired sweetness.
Pinch of high quality living salt (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients well and store in the fridge or serve right away over ice.
You can purchase the hibiscus flowers and rose hydrosol at The Light Cellar in Calgary
If you want to learn how to make elixirs and tonics for women’s hormone health check my fall 2014 classes here
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