Hibiscus Tea For Glowing Skin

Mumbai-based celebrity nutritionist and co-founder of Eatfit247, an online platform that specializes in curating diet plans is a believer of promoting natural wellness when it comes to health and beauty. For those who want luminous glowing skin, she recommends an ancient remedy that transcends countries and borders, that women and men have been consuming for decades – Hibiscus flower tea.

By Shweta Shah
21 Jul 2020

Hibiscus flower tea is known for its peculiar, but subtle flavour. When consumed in the right amount it can also help you acquire radiant skin. The chock full of antioxidants and anthocyanosides in hibiscus play a massive role in improving your skin’s health by guarding it against radical damage and delaying premature skin ageing. Other than beauty benefits, this tea is filled with a host of many more benefits.


Health Benefits

Hibiscus is filled with antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. Did you know that free radical compounds can cause harm to the body if their levels are too high? These free radical compounds are usually linked to multiple illnesses such as – diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These antioxidants protect the body from cell damage.


Beauty Benefits

This tea has a host of beauty benefits – from improving uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and discolouration as well. The presence of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) with citric and malic acids starts its magic by getting rid of the stubborn and unwanted dead skin cells. Research states that AHAs can increase the thickness among each skin layer, which makes the skin firm and youthful.


As we age, our skin tends to go through some changes too. Elastin is a protein that is responsible for keeping our skin youthful and radiant. An enzyme called elastase breaks down elastin, which unfortunately results in sagging skin. However, myricetin, a compound abundant in hibiscus tea slows the elastase enzyme and protects your skin from early ageing signs like wrinkles.



The flavonoids present in the hibiscus flowers directly or indirectly aid the release of dopamine and serotonin, the happy hormones. Since there is much more to be discovered on this, it is advised to take a doctor’s opinion before drinking the tea if you are pregnant or hyperallergic.


Ancient remedy

The ancient Egyptians were known to use these flowers to treat upset stomach, bacterial infection, high blood pressure and to lower body temperature. The use of hibiscus tea also finds its roots in Asian traditional medicine.


Hibiscus Tea For Glowing Skin - Full Recipe

  • 6
  • 156
    K calories
  • 5
  • 3/10

Easy Steps


Boil a pot of water. Add the dried or fresh hibiscus flowers to a clean and empty teapot.


Add the boiling water into the teapot. Let the pot steep for a few minutes. If you prefer stronger taste and colour, leave the tea in the pot for a longer while. The darker the colour, the more intense the flavour.


Strain the tea. Add jaggery as per your requirement.


Garnish the tea with cinnamon, mint leaves, or a lemon wedge. Serve the hibiscus tea hot with a healthy snack.

Ingredients List
  • Dried/fresh hibiscus flowers: 3
  • Water: 3 – 4 cups
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  • Lime wedge (optional)
  • Jaggery (optional)
Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Fibre: 3g


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