Zobo drink is very popular in many parts of Africa, especially in Nigeria. Made from Roselle leaves (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), it culled its Nigerian name from the northern term for it “Zoborodo”.Zobo drink is made from steeping the dried Roselle leaves in hot water to extract its juice. It can be either enjoy hot or cold. In the Caribbeans, it is enjoyed as Sorell, a brew made from adding ginger, sugar, and rum for tasting. Nigerians make Zobo drinks by adding pineapple, ginger, and sweeteners. However, anyone hoping to gain from Hibiscus Sabdriffa’s health benefits is better off not adding anything to it.
When prepared right, Zobo drink can help manage high blood pressure, lower cholesterol. protecting the liver, relieving menstrual cramps, and many more.
Read further to see some health benefits of Zobo drink
Reduce menstrual cramps
Consumption of Zobo drink has been known to provide relief for menstrual cramps, nausea, and discomfort for period flow. It also can regulate irregular menstruation as it restores hormonal imbalance.
Increase sperm motility
For men who struggle with fertility problems, this drink when paired with ginger can help to increase sperm production and motility.
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Help reduce blood pressure
Zobo drink when taken regularly can help reduce HBP in people with a mild case of the condition and also reduce the risk in people who are susceptible.
According to a study in the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, Roselle has antihypertensive and cardioprotective properties. This means it can help manage hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
Help keep the liver healthy
Roselle is rich in antioxidants especially flavonoids which help to fight free radicals that can damage the liver.
Boost immune system
Roselle leaves contain vitamin c which is a major agent for boosting immunity. So a zobo drink a-dau can keep the sickness away.
May promote weight loss
According to a study, hibiscus may reduce the development of fat tissue in the body and accumulation of lipids. Thus, when combined with a healthy lifestyle, consumption of zobo drink may actually help you lose weight.
Important to note
Its important to inform your doctor if you’re taking zobo drink for a condition and also please follow medical advice when given.
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