Are you a tea-drinker? Then you will be delighted to know that this particular tea goes back to more than 1000 years. Not only that, it is said to have originated in the Song Dynasty in China. It is much talked about in the ancient Chinese medicinal science. So, get ready to sip the benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea, as I take you through its facts and benefits.
Do you know what goes into the making of Chrysanthemum Tea? Chrysanthemum flowers, which come in not one but many varieties. You will be able to know this tea by its floral scent and its pale to bright yellow color.
Chrysanthemum Tea Nutrition Facts
It is ZERO-cholesterol plus it is loaded with vitamins, and minerals.
|Total Fat||0 g||Potassium||569 mg|
|Saturated||0 g||Total Carbs||4 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||2 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||2 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||2 g|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
How to make Chrysanthemum Tea
It is simple to make. Here is how to go about it:
- First of all, pluck the chrysanthemum flowers.
- Allow them to dry for few days in a sunny spot.
- As an option, you can also buy dried chrysanthemum blooms in groceries.
- Now boil the water.
- Let it cool to the temp of approx. 100°F for about a minute.
- Then, pick 3-6 dried chrysanthemum flowers and steep them in 8 oz. cup of water.
- Voila! You are done.
- When making chrysanthemum tea, use only those plants which have not been earlier sprayed with pesticides or other garden chemicals.
- If you are pregnant or nursing your baby, do take your doctor’s approval before drinking chrysanthemum tea.
Benefits Of Chrysanthemum Tea
Plenty of them….and you will be surprised too.
1. Nerve Relaxant
A cup of Chrysanthemum Tea is good for relaxing and unwinding, especially after a long day. In fact, this tea variety has helped lower the BP, cool the body and reduce inflammation – all of these help boost the calming down of the nerves.
2. Heart Health
Scientific studies reveal that chrysanthemum tea lowers the blood pressure and brings relief from coronary artery disease. This tea is a long-term preventive measure for many cardio-vascular issues (such as strokes and heart attacks, and atherosclerosis)
3. Skin Care
Chrysanthemum Tea has major amount of beta carotene. This breaks down into vitamin A which in turn behaves like an anti-oxidant. Which is why it can be used topically to battle out skin irritation, redness of the skin and chronic skin ailments such as Eczema and Psoriasis.
4. Acts as Anti-inflammatory Agent
Chrysanthemum Tea is a good anti-inflammatory agent. It helps in reducing throat swelling and lung irritation. Whenever you are sick, drink this tea to get relief from several types of infections and inflammations (E.g . itchiness and redness of the eyes, sore throats, headaches, congestion, respiratory conditions).
5. Blood Cleansing
Our blood not only has oxygen and nutrients, it also has toxins from food, water and chemical processes. One of the good things about Chrysanthemum tea is that it makes the blood cleaner by getting rid of the toxins, thereby carrying more of oxygen and nutrients.
This tea is also good for people fighting insomnia.
6. Boosts Immune System
Chrysanthemum Tea has vitamin C and A in high concentration. This plays a pivotal role in safeguarding your immune system. Vitamin C boosts the production of white blood cells in the body and protects the body against free radicals. Chrysanthemum also has other minerals (such as Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium) which help in maintaining a healthy immune system.
7. Prevents Osteoporosis
Tea and bone health? What is the connection? Plenty. In fact, Chrysanthemum extracts fight the loss of bone mineral density loss (in a positive way). So, it makes sense to sip chrysanthemum tea in your youth so that as you grow old, you are not left battling this dreaded disease of Osteoporosis.
8. Improves Vision:
If you read above, Chrysanthemum Tea has a high level of beta carotene, and vitamin A. The interesting thing is vitamin A has good connection with eye health. Being an antioxidant, this vitamin can protect you against plenty of eye ailments – for instance, cataracts, retinal neuropathy, and macular degeneration, even blurred vision!
Chrysanthemum tea has a positive effect on liver cells (according to a study). In fact, the tea has ingredients which protect the liver cells.
10. Heat Rashes
According to the scientist folks, heat rashes happen when there is an imbalance of the chemical processes in our body. Chrysanthemum tea is a proven remedy for people fighting with this problem.
While Chrysanthemum tea does its job, you also need to avoid taking excess of sugar and spicy food, because these substances increase the heat levels in the body.
11. Vitamin B
Rich in Vitamin B, the Chrysanthemum tea brings you ample goodness. So without any doubt, drink this tea non-stop and you will be good to go.
12. Prevents Chronic Illness
Oxidative stress can lead to many illnesses of the body and the mind. Look what Chrysanthemum Tea does to you- it helps sharpen the mind and ups the concentration and focus levels, despite no caffeine in it. Isn’t it a wonder tea?
Take Chrysanthemum Tea after lunch or dinner, especially with oily foods. This eases out digestion.
14. Relief in respiratory problems
Experiencing shortness of breath? Sip Chrysanthemum tea for relief. This tea is also a good solution for people down with common cold and sore throat.
15. Increases your Metabolism
Chrysanthemum has different types of vitamin B such as Folic Acid, Niacin, Choline, and Riboflavin. All these vitamins are essential for the normal functioning of the body and metabolism. Chrysanthemum Tea helps fulfill this goal.
16. Removing The Symptoms of Cold
Did you know the Chinese have used Chrysanthemum tea for hundreds of years in treating flu and cold? Since it has cooling properties, it can happily treat the fever. It can also be used as a preventive tip for the flu season. Which is why, you should drink this tea after every 2 hours. Drink as much chrysanthemum tea as you want and there will be no side effects.
Can there be any negative side to chrysanthemum tea? Let us find out.
Allergies and Side Effects
This is one point you cannot ignore. If you are allergic to ragweed or daisies, you could also be allergic to chrysanthemum. So if you develop a skin rash or respiratory irritation, then immediately stop consuming Chrysanthemum Tea.
The thing is – chrysanthemum products tend to interact with prescription medicines (not one but many), though none are serious to lose your sleep over.
So if you are taking prescription medicines, speak to your doctor before consuming any chrysanthemum goods. Precaution is better than cure, remember?
Also, the oil of chrysanthemum is pretty strong. So use it carefully. Pyrethrum which is the main chemical in chrysanthemum oil is used in many pesticides. Direct contact with pyrethrum or long-term exposure to it can end up irritating your eyes, nose, skin, and mouth.
So when are you sipping one of the best teas on the planet – Chrysanthemum Tea. It is time you do it today if you want to make the most of good and healthy living.
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