Chrysanthemum Flower

In China, the leaves and flowers are used for making teas. The tea has diuretic property (stimulates urine production) and thus helps in condition of fluid retention in the body and proper functioning of the kidney and bladder. This plant is edible and possess many medicinal properties. The plant leaves are expectorant. The flowers and leaves are useful in toning the stomach and improving its function and appetite. many Eastern countries, Edible Chrysanthemum is used as vegetable. It is eaten raw as salad or cooked. Chrysanthemum is moderately nutritious vegetable containing useful amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and beta-carotene. It is rich in folate and vitamin C. Edible Chrysanthemum has many medicinal uses as well. It is diuretic, cold, nutritive, Tonic, blood purifying, anti-inflammatory in action and found useful in blood purification, urinary stones, fluid retention, swelling of feet, cosmetic purpose, etc.

The tea prepared from leaves and flowers is helpful in elimination of excess fluid in the body. It also gives relief in inflammation of the urinary bladder. This tea is prepared using flowers and leaves (1/4 cup). One cup boiling water is added to leaves and flower and allowed to stand for 5-10 minutes. Then it is filtered and taken. You many drink 1 cup of this tea.

For painful urination, the leaves (5) paste is taken internally.

For pain in abdomen, the flowers are boiled in water for a few minutes and then filtered for oral intake.

Since the plant has diuretic action, it is found useful in urinary stone. The remedy is to boil twenty grams flower in three cup water till volume reduces to one fourth. This should be strained and taken twice a day.

The flower petals are useful in spots and pimples. The petals are crushed and applied topically.

In the case of oily skin, just boil few leaves and flowers in water and use this as rinse after face wash.

Chrysanthemum flower tea benefits and medicinal usage
Chrysanthemum flower tea is well-known Chinese tea which is used for improving eye sight, alertness, reducing anxiety and treating various ailments. This preparation acts as antibiotic against many bacteria.

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