Chrysanthemums are not just lovely flowers adorning gardens and floral arrangements. In many cultures, including China it hold a special place for their symbolism, beauty, and their remarkable role in traditional medicine. In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of this magical herb, exploring its significance and remarkable benefits.
In traditional Chinese medicine, we use chrysanthemum tea to cool the body and lower blood pressure. In addition it’s also:
- rich in iron
- Contains adequate levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium
- Antibacterial and antimicrobial effects
Chrysanthemum tea is good for:
- Eye Health: Firstly, it’s tea is well-known for the potential to improve eye health. We often use it to alleviate eye strain, dryness, and irritation. We also use it to nourish the liver, which is closely linked to eye health.
- Calming and Stress-Relief: This herb has a mild sedative effect, making it a popular choice to soothe nerves, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. It’s an excellent natural remedy for anxiety.
- Fever Reduction: we use chrysanthemum tea to reduce fever and alleviate symptoms of colds and flu. It has some cooling properties that help dispel heat from the body.
- Detoxification: this golden flower is considered a detoxifying herb in TCM, helping the body eliminate toxins and promote overall well-being
Our founder, licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, Zen Tuan, recommends our tea if you are dealing with any of the following:
- Red, dry, itchy eyes
- Stress & anxiety
- High blood pressure
Ask your acupuncturist at your next appointment to see if this tea is right for you!
How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea
Option 1: Place one tea bag into a cup of hot water, and let it soak for 5 minutes.
Option 2: For a stronger aroma of flavors, boil the tea bag in hot water for 5 minutes.