Karkade, whose useful properties and contraindications need to be studied before consumption, is a plant common in Asia and Africa. Otherwise it is called hibiscus or Sudanese rose. Mostly flower petals are used, which are sold in the dried state and are brewed in the form of tea. It is important to note that you can serve such a drink both hot and cold, while its properties will be slightly different.
If you take into account all the qualities of karkade (useful properties and contraindications), then, due to the same acids, its use should be limited to people with such diseased organs as the stomach, kidneys or liver. Those who suffer from peptic ulcer, from a drink and it is better to refuse. In order to replenish the vitamin C supply in winter, besides tea, you can eat the petals themselves after they have been in boiling water. From hot water, hibiscus becomes soft. Part of the useful components, of course, goes into the drink, but in the remaining leaves they are quite enough. If you use them with honey, then the taste is quite good.
How to brew karkade correctly. Recipe and Tips
Brewing this drink, do not use metal dishes, because, firstly, it can damage the taste, and secondly, the tea, in contact with the capacity, loses its healing properties. To get a more refined flavor, as well as enhance the healing properties, you can add a few spices: ginger, cloves, cinnamon or mint.
For use in cold form, the drink is prepared in a similar way, but served before having cooled. In this case, it is better to pour into glasses, adding a little ice.
Some use hibiscus to brew tea, mixing it with rose hips or herbs. As a rule, such a recipe is recommended for people who are contraindicated in health for a "clean" karkade. The beneficial properties and contraindications of such mixed tea are not so pronounced.