Chrysanthemum flower (Chrysanthemum morifolium) has been brewed for thousands of years in Asia and continues to be one of the most commonly consumed herbs in China. Chrysanthemum is aromatic, has a cooling effect on the body, and has a slight bitter and sweet flavor.
This delicious flower is most known for its effect on vision and eye health. It is used to brighten the eyes, improve vision, and clear minor eye irritation. It helps support the natural moisture and coolness of the eyes. It is widely used by individuals who experience mild, occasional dry eyes or redness due to irritation by dust, wind, or overstrain, especially during the spring or summer months.
Chrysanthemum is also used to calm and clear the mind. Consuming a relaxing cup of chrysanthemum tea can help to relieve stress and tension when due to mild overwork or too much thinking.
Ever since the earliest record of traditional herbs, the beneficial effects of long-term consumption of chrysanthemum have been recognized. It has long been a favorite of Daoists and poets. The famous painter Zheng Ban-Qiao (one of the “Eight Eccentrics” of 18th century Yangzhou) remarked:
Tasting chrysanthemum tea of old- this flower of longevity!
Thoughts and practical tips to protect your health based in the wisdom of Chinese medicine.
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