About Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Significance of Chrysanthemum to Promote Natural Health and Overall Wellness
Chrysanthemum plant gets the name from Greek word meaning gold and flower because of the presence of golden color petals. It is known to be native to northeastern Asia and Europe and most of its species have originated from China and East Asia. It is a perennial herbaceous plant and can reach a length of about 60-150 cm. It grows well in well-drained, moist, and fertile soils and is a rich source of nutrients. Therefore, this article is focused to discuss the health and wellness benefits of Chrysanthemum.
Chrysanthemum is a good source of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients such as 60 mg calcium, 289 mg potassium, 48 microgram vitamin A, 0.09 mg vitamin B6, 0.07 mg copper, 17 mg iron, 0.481 mg manganese, 90 microgram vitamin B9, 0.8 g fiber, 22.9 g water, 3% riboflavin, 3% Thiamine, and 6 calories.
Essential oils present in the chrysanthemum flowers have significant antimicrobial and antibacterial effects. Therefore, its extract and essential oils can be used for preventing the growth, development, and further spread of bacteria and microorganisms.
Chrysanthemum has natural insecticidal properties and is being used as a traditional treatment for reducing lice. Its tea has powerful potential to reduce the number of lice in the human head. Findings of scientific studies have revealed that chrysanthemum tea alone does not help eliminate the lice infestation but is helpful to reduce parasitic populations when used in combination with the other treatments.
One cup of chrysanthemum tea after alcohol consumption helps to improve alcohol metabolism and causes fast breakdown and elimination of alcohol from the body system. Thus, it protects the liver and other body organs from the devastating effects of alcohol. It does not only help to reduce the heavy drinking effects but also protects the body from adverse aftereffects.
Regulation of Blood Pressure
Chrysanthemum has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to regulate blood pressure and cure various heart diseases and disorders. These claims have also been supported by the results of modern scientific studies. Regular consumption of chrysanthemum tea helps to lower the blood cholesterol level and is extremely helpful for diabetic, heart, and obesity patients.
Treatment of Heat Rashes
Chrysanthemum tea is significantly helpful to treat heat rashes. Mainly heat rashes are caused due to chemical imbalance in the human body. Chrysanthemum tea helps to restore chemical balance and protects the body from heat rashes. However, the use of this tea will not be effective without avoiding spicy foods and sugars.
Chrysanthemum tea is greatly beneficial to treat spotty vision, watering of eyes, vision blurriness, and poor eyesight. Other than cataracts, chrysanthemum can treat all major issues of the eyes. Chrysanthemum benefits for the eyes can be obtained by sprinkling its tea to the eyes and by regular consumption of tea.
Removal of Toxins from Body
The regular and optimal use of Chrysanthemum is helpful to remove hazardous and toxic substances from the blood. Regular consumption also helps blood purification. A blend of honey, cinnamon, ginseng, and chrysanthemum flowers is greatly recommended to create chemical balance and provide warmth to the body.
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