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Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits

Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea is a refreshing, floral scented, and mildly sweet herbal tea, brewed from white or yellow Chrysanthemum flowers. It’s popular in Asia, served in Chinese Restaurants or sold as bottles in stores.

This tea tastes delicious and offers plenty of health benefits. Here are the health benefits according to traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • Has cooling properties that cool you down
  • Relieve thirst and makes you feel refresh
  • Helps to recover from mouth ulcers
  • Increase blood flow and oxygen throughout the body
  • Aids digestion
  • Vitamins and minerals nourish the arteries and support organ function
  • Good for eye health
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Calm nerves for relaxation

How to drink Chrysanthemum Tea

Naturally, this tea is mildly sweet with a light floral scent.  Sweeteners like sugar or honey can be added. Any herbs and spices can be used to enhance taste and color. For instance, pandan leaves offer a pleasant smell and gardenia seed gives an orange color. Gogi Berry is also a popular and healthy add-on.

Meaning of Chrysanthemum flower

Chrysanthemum flower originated from China before becoming widespread. One of the meanings of the flower is longevity as it blooms brightly with full petals. Plus, its health benefits are believed to help you live longer. There’s even a Chrysanthemum flower festival in China and Japan. In Japan, it also serves as a symbol of royalty.

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