Unlike some other drinks you take because of the sweetness, Zobo drink is nourishing refreshing, satisfying can be taken either sweetened or unsweetened and can improve your health in no small measure.
The drink which is ruby red is made from dried Roselle plant flowers called Hibiscus sabdariffa. The flower is made of healing plant chemicals such as anthocyanins, polyphenols, and hibiscus acid.
The popular beverage is also called “Roselle”, Hibiscus, sour tea, Sorrel by the Caribbeans, Karkade by Sudanese and Aguas Fercas by the Mexicans.
Traditionally it is used as a cure for ailments such as minor coughs, stomach upset, poor appetite and bacterial or fungal infections.
Zobo juice can be spice it up by mixing with garlic, ginger, pineapple or any other fruit or flavour of your choice.
1. Manages Blood Pressure
Consuming zobo lowers the blood pressure in a pre-hypertensive and mild hypertensive patient, a 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition. The study further states that Hibiscus Sabdariffa significantly lowered blood pressure by removing excess fluids and allowing the blood vessels to relax.
The nutrients such as Vitamin C, calcium, iron etc present in it can aid in boosting the immune system and metabolism.
It reduces medical costs and prevents complications such as stroke, heart disease, and even death.
2. Relieves Menstrual Pain
The health benefits of taking Zobo regularly include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormonal balance as well, which can reduce the symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating.
3. Improves vision
The carotene present in zobo leaves is converted to vitamin A in the body which is essential for healthy eyes. It helps prevent eye defects and aids clear and healthy vision.
4. Supports weight loss
Those who intend to lose some weight can include zobo drink in their regular diet plan without adding sugar.
5. Antidepressant & Anti-inflammatory Agent
Zobo contains vitamins and minerals like flavonoids which have antidepressant properties. Vitamin C, an essential nutrient required by your boost and stimulate the activity of the immune system.