Drinking Beauty: Hibiscus, Flower of the Day, June 21, 2017


In the Shadows

Cold hibiscus tea (called jamaica) is very popular in Mexico. It’s also very good for lowering blood pressure. After suffering the effects of blood pressure medicine for seven months, I’ve chosen to regulate with diet, including oatmeal, green tea and jamaica and it seems to be working! I’m not sure if this hibiscus in my garden is a jamaica variety, but it is the right color for it.

Dried Jamaica flowers for tea. (Pronounced Huh my’ kuh, not like the country.)Jamaica tea.  I added green tea as well. It’s usually served cold in Mexico or as an ingredient in ponche, an alcoholic punch that packs a punch!


For Cee’s daily flower prompt.

20 thoughts on “Drinking Beauty: Hibiscus, Flower of the Day, June 21, 2017

  1. Relax...

    Many meds started out as herbs/flowers (as you surely know). There’s no reason to think these and a diet change aren’t enough to control bp. Man-made drugs are man-sold — always a questionable prospect, but especially so with meds. Either way, friend, good luck. 🙂 ❤

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  2. hirundine608

    A Spanish “j” like jicama … or “Juan”. I think it was the Woody Allen film Bananas, with Diane Keaton, where they made a big deal of that name? Cheers Jamie



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