Hibiscus Roselle

Hibiscus Roselle - The wild history of Hibiscus bushes

In the world of fitness protein shakes and pre-workouts are often viewed as the ideal beverage to help achieve our ever evolving goals - however, there are plenty of amazing botanicals and herbal blends which can help you achieve your fitness goals in a sustainable, fun manner. Today We’ll be focusing on one such wondrous botanical, Hibiscus Roselle. 

Known scientifically as Hibiscus sabdariffa, this vibrant flower is not just a pretty face in your garden; it's a powerhouse of nutrients and benefits, especially for those of us constantly trying to balance our energy levels, optimise our diets, and recover from those soul-crushing leg days.

Rosella Hibiscus is a species of hibiscus which originates from west africa but has found its way to India, the Caribbean islands and numerous places around the world thanks to its versatility as an ingredient, ease of growing and multifaceted industrial uses. 

The Hibiscus Roselle flower looks quite different from the common hibiscus flower, which is far more delicate. Roselle also has a far tangier, and potent flavour, making it a great option for Hibiscus Iced Teas. S.AN.A’s Hibiscus Bliss uses a combination of Hibiscus petals, orange essential oil, tulsi, mint and plant based sweeteners to give you a super low-calorie nutritious beverage perfect for people looking to hydrate after a workout!

Why Hibiscus Roselle Deserves a Spot in Your Fitness Regimen

  1. Natural Energy Booster: Forget those energy drinks that make your heart race like you've just seen a ghost in the gym locker room. Hibiscus Roselle is a natural way to boost your energy levels. Its vitamin C content, alongside various antioxidants, gives you a cleaner, jitter-free boost, making it an ideal pre-workout beverage.

  1. Muscle Recovery: If you've ever woken up feeling crazy sore after a workout, Hibiscus Roselle can be your new best friend. The anti-inflammatory properties of this wonder flower help in reducing muscle soreness. Plus, its high antioxidant content fights oxidative stress caused by intense workouts. Additionally it’s got natural analgesic muscle relaxant properties, making it a 100% natural pain-killer.

  1. Hydration and Electrolyte Balance: Hibiscus tea, made from Roselle, is not only refreshing but also helps in maintaining electrolyte balance. It's like the natural sports drink you never knew you needed.

Pro-Tip: I swapped my regular pre-workout with a cup of Hibiscus Roselle tea. It makes me feel energized without the usual palpitations, dehydration and gut issues I had faced with other pre-workouts in the past. Try Hibiscus Roselle today - get S.AN.A’s Herbal Infusions to make your own 100% Natural, caffeine-free pre-workouts!

Hibiscus Roselle in Your Diet: How to Incorporate

Incorporating Hibiscus Roselle into your diet is as easy as brewing a cup of tea. You can also add it to smoothies, yogurts, or even make a refreshing iced tea for post-workout hydration. In India it is even used to make jams, pickles and bhajis! We’ll be posting some unique recipes that you can make with hibiscus roselle so stay tuned!

FAQs About Hibiscus Roselle

  1. Will Hibiscus Roselle help in weight loss?

While Hibiscus Roselle alone won't make the pounds magically drop off (I wish!), it can be a great addition to a balanced diet for weight management, thanks to its diuretic properties and ability to help in reducing bloating.

  1. Can I drink Hibiscus tea before bedtime?

Absolutely! Unlike other pre-workout drinks, Hibiscus Roselle doesn't contain caffeine, so it won't keep you tossing and turning all night.

  1. Is Hibiscus Roselle suitable for everyone?

Mostly, yes. However, if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have specific health conditions, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional first.

  1. How does Hibiscus Roselle taste?

It has a tart, cranberry-like flavor. If tartness isn't your thing, a spoonful of honey or a dash of stevia can sweeten the deal.

  1. Can Hibiscus Roselle improve skin health?

Yes! The antioxidants and vitamin C in Hibiscus Roselle are great for skin health, promoting a radiant, youthful glow - a nice bonus to its fitness benefits!

So next time you're gearing up for a workout, maybe give that tub of mysterious powder a break and brew yourself a cup of Hibiscus Roselle tea. Your heart (and muscles) will thank you!