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FAQ

If you’ve made your way to our website, you must be interested in the health benefits of Rosella Tea.

There are many things to learn about this natural drink so read on for some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Rosella Tea.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered on this page, please contact us for more information.

In some parts of the world, Hibiscus and Roselle are considered the same thing but while all true roselle plants are hibiscus plants, not all hibiscus plants are roselle.

Only the hibiscus sabdariffa genus is genuine roselle.

Some studies have found that rosella tea may lower blood pressure (in both systolic and diastolic).

In 2015, a review of five studies found that rosella tea decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 7.58 mmHg and 3.53 mmHg, respectively ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25875025/ ).

However, while rosella tea may be a natural way to help lower blood pressure, it is not recommended for those taking the diuretic treatment, hydrochlorothiazide, due to the interaction the tea has with the drug ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21480802/ ).

For most people, Rosella Tea will not produce any side effects but it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women or children though.

In addition, drinking very large amounts could potentially cause harm to the liver.

Besides drinking your Rosella Tea, the liquid can also be used as a hair conditioner and is quite common in use.

The tea also helps prevent hair breakage and problems like dry and frizzy hair thanks to the vitamins and organic acids in the Rosella.

Rosella tea contains antioxidants called polyphenols and anthocyanins, which have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. However, most of the current research and studies have only be conducted in laboratories.

Some of the lab studies conducted showed that rosella extract appears to limit cell growth and reduces the invasiveness of mouth cancer and the spread of prostate cancer and stomach cancer cells. 

Please note: These are laboratory results and have not been fully tested.

While we mainly use the Rosella flower in tea and other infusions, it can be used for other purposes as well:

  • It is used in many countries around the world, for making sauces or jams.
  • You can use it as a substitute for food colouring.
  • In some parts of Asia, the flower is known as the “shoe flower” because it can be used as a shoe shine!
  • India uses the flower as a ceremonial offering to the Goddess Kali at weddings.

Statements made on this website regarding herbal medicine and the information presented are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not meant as a substitute for medical advice nor should be used to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. We at Whitsunday Rosella Tea make no therapeutic claims regarding our blends or herbs. If you have, or suspect a medical problem, contact your healthcare provider.

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