I read that Hibiscus tea would help lower blood sugar-any truth to that?
The hibiscus plant is native to Africa, and one variety in particular (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is used for medicinal purposes. In several studies, hibiscus tea has been shown to lower blood pressure as much as a certain type of blood pressure medicine. One study included people with type 2 diabetes who had high blood pressure. Hibiscus powder may help to lower and/or maintain blood cholesterol levels, and drinking hibiscus tea can help soothe an upset stomach. It doesn’t appear that hibiscus tea lowers blood glucose levels, however.