Hibiscus Tea and CIDP Neuropathy
Hibiscus tea can help with people who have chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorders like CIDP neuropathy. It also tastes great and can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet.
By Shiraz Abbas
Hibiscus tea is made from the flowers and fruit of the Hibiscus Sabdariffa plant. It has been used by humans since time immemorial. It not only tastes amazing, but it has been used as a medical herb that helps with everything from weight loss to hypertension. For people who suffer from inflammatory autoimmune diseases like CIDP neuropathy, it is an ideal drink that offers many benefits.
Hibiscus tea has many benefits, but I will stick to those benefits that have to do with inflammation in the body.
Weight Loss and Inflammation
Body fat is a good thing and necessary for survival and health. However, we know that too much body fat can produce an inflammatory state in your body. We know for example that belly and visceral fat has been strongly associated with autoimmune diseases. Hibiscus tea is good at naturally reducing body fat because it reduces the absorption of carbohydrates and sugar in the body and helps you urinate often, both of which helps you lose weight.
Detoxification and Fighting Free Radicals
Hibiscus helps detoxify the body. A toxic body has been associated with autoimmune disorders. The antioxidant protection it offers through polyphenols can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Hibiscus contains tons of vitamin C and E. Both vitamin C and vitamin E have been associated with boosting immune systems and fighting inflammation. Remember that vitamin C is sensitive to heat and as such, do not add hibiscus to boiling water.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.