5 Benefits of Drinking Cranberry Hibiscus Tea

By February 15, 2018Teas


Cranberry Hibiscus (a.k.a. False roselle, African rosemallow – Hibiscus acetosella) is a striking and colorful plant with red leaves that resemble a maple leaf. It can be grown as a border or hedge plant – its dramatic purple leaves contrasting nicely with plants that have paler green leaves.

Cranberry Hibiscus is an edible plant from the hibiscus family. It is a hearty bush originally from Africa and is named “cranberry” because of it’s deep red coloring. Its coloring as well as leaf shape closely resembles a maple tree leaf. The scientific term for cranberry hibiscus is Hibiscus acetosella.  Other names include: False Roselle, Maroon Mallow and Red-shield hibiscus. More and more recipes and food items include this plant’s leaves because of its health benefits.

Here are the 5 Benefits of Cranberry Hibiscus For Autoimmune Listed Below:

  1. Helps Boost the Immune System

The high amount of vitamin C in cranberry hibiscus is considered a great immune system booster, and it can help prevent against colds and the flu.  It has the ability to lower body temperature, and therefore hibiscus tea benefits people with a fever as well.

  1. Improves Digestion

Cranberry hibiscus is also considered a valuable digestive aid, and it is thought to improve bowel and bladder function.  The diuretic properties of cranberry hibiscus will also help treat constipation and improve the strength of the gastrointestinal system. The anti-spasmodic effect of cranberry is considered useful for symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

  1. Reduce High Blood Pressure

Scientific studies suggest that a daily cranberry hibiscus tea consumption may benefit people with slightly increased blood pressure.  In six-week study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers discovered that cranberry hibiscus tea has a greater effect lower systolic blood pressure than the placebo group, in 65 adults with mildly high blood pressure or pre-hypertension.

Dealing with the symptoms of Autoimmune

  1. Helps Improve Skin Conditions

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in hibiscus tea such as vitamin C and A can effectively treat acne, scars, sunburns, eczema, and skin allergies.

  1. Offers Liver Protection

The antioxidant properties of cranberry hibiscus may also help treat liver disease.  Drinking this Cranberry Hibiscus herbal tea is more than just a delicious beverage.  The health benefits are what make this hibiscus tea is what make it so special.

Other health benefits include:

Lowering Cholesterol, beneficial tea for Diabetics, offers liver protection, anti-cancer properties, helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, benefits weight loss, improves digestion, helps boost immune system and skin conditions.

Besides these wonderful benefits it makes a delicious tea to sip day or night.  Below is a delicious recipe to start your day.

A quick and simple cranberry hibiscus tea starts with

2 cups of hot boiling water

1/2 of hibiscus leaves

1/2 tsp. local raw organic honey (optional)

Toss the leaves in the boiling water – once it’s boiled for 15 – 20 minutes, remove from heat, strain it into a cup and add a little honey.


If you can’t find the hibiscus leaves you can always resort to just buying the pre-made tea bags, here’s the one I like to use – Cranberry Hibiscus tea