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Chrysanthemum Tea! What a mouthful!

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

Chrysanthemum is a type of herbal flower that has been used for many medical purposes treating respiratory problems, high blood pressure, and hyperthyroidism.

There are many benefits of chrysanthemum tea, such as dispersing heat within the body and help relieve dry and burning eyes to improve eyesight. In addition, drinking chrysanthemum tea can play a soothing role in reducing acne, commonly caused by too much fire built within the body from over-indulgent oily foods.

First, the chrysanthemum also has a significant impact on the cardiovascular system. More specifically, the most well-known and significant results are to expand the coronary artery and enhance coronary flow. This will decrease the risk of experiencing heart failure, where the coronary (heart) vessels narrow and fails to supply enough oxygen to the heart. Chrysanthemum has an excellent therapeutic effect on senile diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, thus playing the role of battling away conditions and prolonging the life span.

Additionally, Chrysanthemum enhances the ability of capillary resistance within the body. A study of the intraperitoneal injection of chrysanthemum extract into mice concludes that chrysanthemum can make the diffusion of local phenol blue in the intradermal injection of histamine less, indicating that it can inhibit the permeability of capillaries and have anti-inflammatory effects.

There is also an antipyretic effect – an effect commonly found in medications to cool down the body from heat, such as fevers or headaches. It has potent inhibitory effects on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Shigella flexneri etc. The fragrance of chrysanthemums may also provide calming effects.

It also affects an anti-pathogen (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease) action. Chrysanthemum has inhibitory effects on Staphylococcus aureus, B-thrombotic streptococci and typhoid bacillus in vitro. The chrysanthemum-infused tea also allows common skin-borne fungi to be suppressed and controlled.

To prepare a cup of this tea, take a few buds of the dried flower, place it into freshly boiled water and brew for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

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