Have you ever heard of chrysanthemum tea? This tea is one of the favorite and most popular in China, due to its properties and health benefits. It has a pleasant and delicate aroma, slightly floral and refreshing taste and light.
It's considered one of the oldest remedies in traditional Chinese medicine, helping to strengthen the liver, eliminate toxins and help with eye health.
Properties and benefits of the Chrysanthemum Tea
The Chrysanthemum flower contains beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and high levels of potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Which is perfect to combat skin problems, strengthen the immune system and reduce síntomes of viral infections such as influenza. Its antibacterial properties protect the body from infections and common bacteria.
Chrysanthemum tea is also famous for not containing caffeine, which helps to calm and soothe the nerves, regulates cholesterol and blood pressure. People who have suffered heatstroke and indigestion also consume it for its cooling effect on the body.
Other healthy effects:
- Detoxifies your blood and regulates blood pressure
- Calms nerves
- It has amino acids and flavonoids
- It is excellent to reduce fever for its cooling effect
- Strengthens the respiratory system
- Promotes eye and ear system.
Preparation of Chrysanthemum Tea
There are several ways to make chrysanthemum tea. You can add dried flowers to green tea or black, or you can buy pre-mixed teas such as Ba Bao Cha (eight treasures tea) containing dried chrysanthemum flowers.
You can also prepared chrysanthemum flower tea easily, with just dried flowers that you can find in Asian grocery stores or shops of Chinese herbs. And it's prepared as a normal infusion, leaving flowers soaking 3 minutes in boiling water. Delicious!