Chrysanthemum tea has been revered by generations of Chinese and Oriental peoples.
The chrysanthemum plant is native to China, Japan and other countries in East Asia where it grows in the wild. The chrysanthemum is a leafy plant that is adorned with clusters of daisy-like flowers at its crown.
The chrysanthemum was said to have originated in China and was introduced to Japan by the 8th century C.E. The Japanese made the flower the official seal of the Emperor and today still figures prominently in the annals of traditional Japanese medicine.
Chrysanthemum Tea BenefitsThe constituents of chrysanthemum are vitamin C, beta-cartone, calcium, fiber, folacin, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium and riboflavin.
To prepare chrysanthemum tea, dried flowers should be infused in hot water for about 5 minutes. Chrysanthemum tea is slightly yellow in color and has a floral aroma and taste.
The following are the health benefits attributed to chrysanthemum tea:
- May help lower blood pressure and consequently also help in the treatment of other related ailments, i.e. angina and other heart problems.
- May help relieve headaches.
- May help in the treatment of colds, fever and the flu.
- May help in the treatment of tinnitus.
- May help in the treatment of such skin problems as acne, boils and sores.
- Believed to contribute to clear vision.
- May help in the alleviation of dizziness.
- Believed to contribute to alertness.