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Friday, July 08, 2011

Chrysanthemum Tea: ancient medicine

Chrysanthemum Tea: ancient medicine
Chrysanthemum Tea is prepared in the same way as traditional tea. The dried flowers are infused with hot water for over 10 min. and the tea is ready to serve. For clinical usage, the chrysanthemum is boiled either alone or together with various herbs, according to the prescription to suit a specific clinical purpose.

Based on traditional usage, in addition to use as a tea Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat is used for common cold, fever, migraines, conjunctivitis, eye irritation, hypertension, ulcerative colitis, vertigo, ophthalmia with swelling and pain, etc. As a mixture with other herbs, it has been claimed to be able to relieve migraines and eye irritation, improve vision and cure keratitis.

Apart from the above traditional usage, there were also other usages, such as antitumor activities. Chrysanthemum water extract was found to significantly inhibit growth of transplanted tumor in mice, suggesting that the water soluble components of chrysanthemum may have potent chemopreventive effects.

The other research shows that that chrysanthemum was quite effective in reducing elevated blood pressure and in relieving the physical symptoms that accompany such blood pressure problems. Researchers also said that chrysanthemum possesses a potent antibiotic effect and it was subsequently proven to be useful in treating angina and related cardiac problems.

The Chinese have utilized herbal remedies made from chrysanthemum for thousands of years. The herbs have been used as medicine and as a beverage for centuries in china. The herb categorized in the Divine Husbandman's Classic, called “Shen'nong Bencaojing" in ancient writing which dated 1st century AD in China.
Chrysanthemum Tea: ancient medicine

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