It has outstanding antioxidant properties against capillary fragility and water retention.
Karkadè, also known as Abyssinian Tea or Hibiscus Tea, is an infusion that is obtained, in fact, from the petals of the red, fragrant and beautiful flowers of Hibiscus. The plant, Hibiscus Sabdariffa, from which the flowers for karkadè are obtained, grows mainly in Africa and the Caribbean, in fact it needs heat and sandy soil. The flowers are picked in autumn and dried for a few days before separating the petals from the rest of the flower and packing them.
Having a slightly laxative and anti-hypertensive action, the drink is not recommended for people suffering from low blood pressure, colitis with diarrhea, during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Hibiscus Tea is also used in hair care, to make it shiny and soft, and skin care, and using gauze soaked with it to make compresses for burns and irritations.
Antioxidant substances, such as ascorbic acid itself, i.e. Vitamin C of which Hibiscus Tea is rich, also protect against high cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory action. If that were not enough, Vitamin C alone has beneficial properties for the immune system, improves the functionality of the nervous system and the bioavailability of iron, as we have seen when talking about the properties of Kiwi. In addition to its antioxidant action, Hibiscus Tea is excellent for its diuretic, laxative, depurative, digestive and fat-burning properties. The action of Hibiscus Tea as a natural laxative and depurative is attributed to the presence of mucilage, substances present in plants and flowers used in phytotherapy especially to combat constipation and inflammation of the respiratory tract.