Today we are going to talk a little bit about chrysanthemum tea and its benefits. Did you know that you could make a tea out of chrysanthemum flowers? They are high in beta carotene which is converted later on into vitamin A. This vitamin A is helpful for treating skin issues and boosting immunity. Chrysanthemum tea is also great for eye problems including floaters and age-related blindness.
Other vitamins you will find in chrysanthemum tea are choline, folacin, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin C. All essential for healthy eyes and immune function. Minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Iron is essential for the transport of oxygen in the blood, magnesium and calcium together aid in bone and teeth strength, and potassium is needed for stabilizing blood pressure and proper cardiovascular functioning.
In additional to all of these awesome benefits, chrysanthemum tea also acts as a coolant, lowering the internal temperature of the body due to heat stroke and fever. This tea can also reduce acne, headaches, and toothaches. It is also great for detoxing the liver, lowering blood pressure, helps in the treatment of coronary artery disease, blocked arteries, and varicose veins, and stimulates the sensory part of the brain and calms the nerves.
I recommend drinking a cup of chrysanthemum tea instead of your morning coffee. Because it gives you energy without the use of caffeine, it is a much healthier choice. Make sure you brew the flowers for about 5 minutes before drinking it. This allows all the beneficial nutrients to transfer into the tea.
You can find chrysanthemum flowers online at Mountain Rose Herbs (mountainroseherbs.com). I recommend purchasing the whole flowers. They are so pretty when put into a clear tea pot or tea press.