Have you ever heard of mixing hibiscus tea with ginger ? According to sports nutritionist Bruna Morais, this combination is beneficial for those who want to lose weight.

But in addition to reducing measures, this infusion also has other benefits. This is because both hibiscus flowers and ginger roots have properties capable of treating or preventing the emergence of health problems.

So if you are looking for a natural method to aid in weight loss , read this article. In addition to explaining what the hibiscus tea is for

should not consume it and what are the risks that the unbridled consumption of this tea can entail. Finally, Bruna offers a bonus tip to maximize the effect of this powerful natural liquid.

What is hibiscus tea with ginger for?

As expected, hibiscus tea with ginger combines the properties of both natural products. According to the sports nutritionist, this mixture concentrates the diuretic power of hibiscus with the thermogenic action of ginger.

“The best known benefit of this [hibiscus] tea is that it is super diuretic and helps to prevent fluid retention, but it does not necessarily reduce body fat,” explains Bruna.

However, the addition of ginger can increase the power of hibiscus tea, “thanks to its thermogenic action. Stimulating the body to burn more calories .”

But in general, those who want to lose weight and fat in a healthy way should “combine a well-planned eating plan, along with daily exercise”, recommends Bruna.

Hibiscus Benefits

In addition to the stimulating action combined with ginger, hibiscus tea also has its own benefits. For example, while acting as a diuretic, it is still considered a natural antioxidant .

With this, the tea is able to fight the action of free radicals. And these molecules are capable of oxidizing the body’s cells, causing disease and even premature aging.

Hibiscus tea “helps to eliminate constipation, control hypertension and reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels, ” says the nutritionist.

See also:  What are the side effects of hibiscus tea?

According to the article developed by Centro Universitário Amparense (UNIFIA), for the electronic magazine Saúde em Foco,  Hibiscus sabdariffa, the scientific name of the hibiscus, is a plant that:

  • It has flavonoids with cardioprotective and vasodilating effects
  • Helps to increase HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides and blood pressure
  • It is rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which helps skin, bone and hair health
  • It holds good amounts of iron, preventing problems such as anemia, headache and tiredness
  • It has vitamin A, necessary for vision, immune system, skin and bones
  • Contains vitamin C, protecting the “organism against low immunity, cardiovascular diseases, vision-related diseases and even skin aging” (1)

Ginger Benefits

But ginger is not far behind when it comes to health benefits. As already mentioned, this root contributes to weight loss as it is considered a thermogenic, which speeds up metabolism.

It also “relaxes the gastrointestinal system, preventing nausea and vomiting ”. So, it becomes an excellent natural remedy to get rid of nausea or intestinal problems.

Also according to Bruna Morais, ginger acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Thus, it works “helping to prevent diseases such as colorectal cancer and stomach ulcers.”

But in addition to these benefits, ginger acts beneficially in other parts of the body. According to the Electronic Scientific Journal of Agronomy, a biannual publication of the Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering of Egret (FAEF), this root is capable of:

  • Act as a tonic and expectorant
  • Be used for problems such as rheumatism and trauma
  • “Relieve symptoms of gout, arthritis, headaches, kidney problems, menstrual and spine cramps”
  • Treating flu, coughs, colds and hangovers (2)

See also :  How to use ginger tea to lose weight

How to make hibiscus tea with ginger?


-1 liter of water
-2 tablespoons of fresh hibiscus
– Piece of ginger

preparation mode

Put the water on the fire and wait for it to boil. As soon as the liquid comes to a boil (when the bubbles appear in the water), turn off the heat, add the hibiscus and ginger, and smother.

“The longer it remains sweltering, the more intense the color and flavor become”, warns Bruna. In addition, she recommends consuming 1 to 3 cups a day, claiming enough to reach the goals.

Hibiscus tea with ginger and cinnamon

Adding cinnamon to the hibiscus tea recipe with ginger is the sports nutritionist’s bonus tip. According to Bruna Morais, this third natural element in the recipe is able to further increase the thermogenic power of the drink.

With that, it is possible to say that the tea can be even more useful in the fight against the scales. But of course, always associated with a regulated diet and daily physical exercise.

To achieve this effect, the nutrition expert recommends putting a stick of cinnamon in the recipe  already indicated. So, before smothering the tea, add this special ingredient and be amazed by the results.


Just like any medicine, whether natural or not, hibiscus tea with ginger has its contraindications. First, it is noteworthy that this drink manages to control hypertension. So, anyone who has low blood pressure should be careful when trying to use this product.

“Pregnant girls should also avoid before talking to the doctor, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy”, warns Bruna.

See also:  Cinnamon tea for pregnant women: myths and truths

healthy weight loss

First, you should consult a nutritionist , as this professional will study your nutritional needs. In addition, you will create a diet that can help you lose weight in a healthy way.

Generally, those who want to lose weight also look for a personal or physical educator . That’s because the practice of physical activities is essential for a functional and continuous weight loss.

For this reason, it is common to go to gyms, participate in races, from Pilates or even walk. All with the aim of strengthening the body and losing fat.

In addition to these two methods, teas can also serve as an aid in the healthy weight loss process. As a result of natural products, they carry nutrients and benefits for the body.

In the case of hibiscus tea with ginger, in addition to losing calories, you can also enjoy diuretic and antioxidant effects. You can also boost this benefit using another natural ingredient, cinnamon.

Now just put all the steps into practice and enjoy the positive results. But of course, always accompanied by a health care professional.