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Hibiscus Extract Inhibits Obesity and Offers Liver Protection

Hibiscus Tea

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  • Hibiscus sabdariffa extracts (HSE) are known to have both metabolic-regulating and liver-protecting potential
  • Research shows that obese people who consumed hibiscus extract had reduced body weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, and waist-to-hip ratio
  • Hibiscus extract also lowered serum free fatty acid (FFA), elevated levels of which are associated with obesity and uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Those taking the hibiscus extract also had improvements in liver steatosis (fatty liver), with the researchers concluding the benefits “should mainly be attributed to the polyphenols” it contains
  • Hibiscus tea has also shown impressive health potential, including support for blood pressure, blood lipid profile, metabolic syndrome, and more

By Dr. Mercola

In the US, the hibiscus plant is most widely known for its beautiful flowers, but this plant actually offers unique health benefits that have been valued around the world since ancient times.


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