Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum tea

Chrysanthemum tea is a popular beverage in Asia and is served in restaurants and available in Asian grocery outlets. This tea has many uses in traditional Chinese medicine. Chrysanthemum helps prevent and treat sore throats and fever and supports the liver and vision. Chrysanthemum is a cooling herb helping to to remove excess heat from the body.

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Additions: rock sugar
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Tea :Steep the Chrysanthemum flowers gently in hot water for no more than 10 minutes in a closed vessel, to preserve the essential oil. Traditionally served with a dish of bingtang, or rock sugar, to bring out the slight sweetness in this very mellow, light yellow tea.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Chinese : In TCM, herbs such as astragalus, ginseng, codonopsis and fo-ti are most often blended with other herbs to treat treat loss of appetite, diarrhea, high blood pressure, stress, insomnia and graying hair.
  • Eyes/Vision :Today's modern lifestyle includes long hours engaged with electronics: computer screens, TV screens, video games, phones, digital readers, and even old fashioned books. We tend to ignore the resulting eyestrain because we assume nothing can be done about it.
  • Fever :Herbs that reduce fever are used extensively in herbal remedies for colds, flu and viral infections.
  • Flu : Flu, or influenza is not just a severe cold, the flu is caused by a virus. The flu is very contagious, and preventative measures should include antiseptic and antiviral herbs.
  • Headache/Migraine :Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as muscle tension, fatigue and emotional upsets.
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
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