Hibiscus better than cranberry for cystitis
March 12th is World Kidney Day. It focuses on the importance of the health of our kidneys.
I’ve been aware of some of the profound effects of cranberry juice on urinary tract health for a long time. Recently, however, I learned that hibiscus can provide welcome relief for the two million cystitis and bladder infection sufferers in the UK. It is reported to be even more effective than cranberry following research from Simply Hibi.
Both cranberry and hibiscus work by inhibiting the growth of bacteria which causes cystitis. Simply Hibi, unlike most brands of cranberry juice, does not contain sugar. It is made from an infusion of hibiscus flowers and natural fruit extract.
Simply Hibi work closely with around 2000 Ugandan farmers, giving them an opportunity to generate a dependable and much needed cash income.
As well as containing high levels of anthocyanins (natural antioxidants), research shows that drinking hibiscus infusion can help lower blood pressure.
The theme of this years World Kidney Day is ‘keep the pressure down’; the aim of this is to highlight the importance of high blood pressure as one of the key symptoms and causes of Chronic Kidney Disease.
So what are you waiting for – why not try some hibiscus from Simply Hibi and see how you get on? You can buy direct from their site, through selected Waitrose, Sainsburys and some health food shops.
What about you? What natural remedies do you find to be helpful for cystitis?