Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be consumed hot or iced.
Historically, hibiscus tea has been used in African countries to decrease body temperature, treat heart disease, and sooth a sore throat. Hibiscus tea is also used to treat high blood pressure.
Many studies have looked at the possible role of hibiscus in the treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.