Hibiscus Leaves have been studied for their benefit of lowering blood pressure and as well as bad cholesterol, protecting the liver, and its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to help speed the metabolism for healthy weight loss.
4 Cups of Water
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
1/2 cup sugar
Another 3 cups cold water
Sugar to taste
Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove water from heat and add the dried flowers and sugar. Place a lid over the pot and steep for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice along the way to break down the sugar granules. Pour the infusion through a strainer into a pitcher or jug. Add about 3 more cups of cold water to the pitcher. Taste and adjust water or sugar based on your personal preference. Garnish with fresh mint.
* In Mexico, it is served with a twist of lime instead of Fresh Mint.