Sorrel may offer Significant Health Benefits
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Hibiscus calyces are used in many parts of the world for a number of health ailments. As sorrel has become better known as a drink; it has become the subject of ongoing research which has yielded very positive results.
Research now suggests that hibiscus-based sorrel drinks may be used as a deterrent against certain kinds of cancer due to the presence of a special group of compounds called flavonoids, now thought to be powerful antioxidants which rid the body of disease-causing free radicals.
Studies at the Northern Caribbean University have revealed that sorrel may kill certain types of cancer cells. It has also been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease by significantly lowering elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as it helps to prevent the clogging of arteries. In many parts of the world, sorrel is commonly used to lower blood pressure. It also has benefits as a weight loss aid when taken daily.
Ongoing research in the United Kingdom is investigating sorrel’s use in the reduction of high blood pressure, with positive results thus far, suggesting that daily consumption of a sorrel drink may help to prevent or reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure and some cancers.
The red sorrel calyx has been found to have a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium, niacin and riboflavin. It is widely known that calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones. It also helps your heart, muscles and nerves to function properly. Niacin is a B vitamin and has long been used to increase HDL the good cholesterol.