Matahari Golden Chrysanthemum (100g)
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Chrysanthemum: Drink to Your Health
One of the most beautiful blossoms in autumn is chrysanthemum flowers. Chrysanthemum, also known as chrysanths or mums, belong to the Asteraceae family and are a variety of flowering perennial plants native to North Eastern Europe and Asia. Beside the attractiveness, these flowers are one of extremely potent tea flowers. Chinese people have been using dried Chrysanthemum to make tea that is with an exotic flowery taste and aroma.
Cultivated by the Chinese for over 3,000 years and was recorded in details of the medicinal use in the book of “Compendium of Materia Medica”, this trusted herb can heal a multitude of health complaints.
From a nutritional point of view, chrysanthemum contains choline, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycosides, adenine, amino acids and flavonoids. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, copper, and other trace elements.
Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum
- Clinical trials performed in China and Japan indicated that chrysanthemum effectively reduced blood pressure levels and relieved various high blood pressure symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia and headaches.
- Chrysanthemum has high amount of B carotene that can be converted into vitamin A to help detoxification of the liver.
- Chrysanthemum is a natural coolant and treats discomfort of high temperature such as headache, fever and even heat stroke. This herb is also helpful in treating pimples and acne.
- The active constituents in chrysanthemums have antibiotic effects which help to fight several types of bacteria, particularly streptococcus and staphylococcus.
- Chrysanthemum 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 strengthens the lungs and helps in providing relief in respiratory problems such as shortness of breath.
- Chrysanthemum does play a role in protecting eyes. It can be used for treatments such as eye irritation, dry eyes and blurred vision.
- Chrysanthemum tea when taken with lunch or dinner especially with oily foods helps ease digestion.
Preparation of Chrysanthemum Tea
The easiest way to obtain the remarkable health benefits of these flowers is by drinking Chrysanthemum tea. Chrysanthemum tea is naturally caffeine free, hence, it is free from all the side effects of caffeine like anxiety, tension, and nervousness. Here is how to make a soothing cup of warm golden brown Chrysanthemum tea.
Put 3g (about ten blossoms) dried Chrysanthemum flowers into cup, add boiled water and brew 10 minutes, then ready to drink.
Tips! You can add honey or Goji berries to give natural sweetness and extra health benefits, especially for eyes as Goji berries are good for eyes.