The benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea were discovered centuries ago by Chinese and Oriental people who used it for medicinal purposes and as a natural coolant.
About Chrysanthemum Tea
Chrysanthemum Tea is a herbal tea made from Chrysanthemum flowers of the species Chrysanthemum morifolium or Chrysanthemum indicum, which are most popular in Eastern Asia.
The chrysanthemum is a leafy plant, adorned with clusters of daisy-like flowers. The plant can be found worldwide.
The constituents of chrysanthemum are vitamin C, beta-cartone, calcium, fiber, folacin, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium and riboflavin.
Chrysanthemum tea has a delicate, slightly floral aroma and a light, refreshing taste.
How to brew Chrysanthemum Tea
To prepare a tasty cup of Chrysantemum tea, it is usually recommended to use around 3 or 5 dried flowers for every 250ml of water. Let the flowers steep in hot water at 90°c in a teapot until the liquid turns light yellow. You can add rock sugar as well, to enhance its flavor.
Chrysanthemum tea is slightly yellow in color and has a floral aroma and taste.
In Chinese tradition, once a pot of chrysanthemum tea has been drunk, hot water is typically added again over the flowers in the pot (producing a tea that is slightly less strong); this process is repeated several times.
Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits
Chrysanthemum tea is not very famous amongst herb enthusiasts, and that is because very few people know about its existence and benefits.
Chrysanthemum Tea may help lower blood pressure and consequently, may also help in the treatment of other related ailments like angina and other heart problems.
It may also help relieve headaches.
Chrysanthemum Tea may help in the treatment of colds, fever and the flu or tinnitus.
This type of tea may help in the treatment of skin problems such as acne, boils and sores.
Chrysanthemum Tea is believed to contribute in clearing the vision and improving the general eyesight.
Chrysanthemum Tea has stimulating property and helps in alerting the senses and rejuvenating the brain. It stimulates all your senses very quickly and also calms down the nerves.
Chrysanthemum Tea is drunk or used as a compress to treat circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and atherosclerosis.
Chrysanthemum Tea Side Effects
There are some side effects associated to the Chrysanthemum tea consumption.
In some cases, it may cause contact dermatitis and photosensitivity. Do not associate this tea with other sedatives or high blood pressure medicine as it may intensify the effects of those drugs. Do not take this tea if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you take into consideration the precautions above and you do not drink too much of it, you can include Chrysanthemum tea in your healthy lifestyle and enjoy its taste and benefits.