HEALTH BENEFITS OF
Written by Sneha Edited by Abigail Fewel, MS, RD, LDN
Chrysanthemum is an edible flower originating from China, and people nowadays are steeping it in water, drinking it as tea. But is there any benefits to drinking this?
IT IS A GOOD SOURCE
Chrysanthemum is packed with flavonoids and phenolic acids that protect against oxidative stress and demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects and anti-cancer activity.
IT IS RICH IN NUTRIENTS
Chrysanthemum is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E. These vitamins are great to support healthy eye function, nervous system, and skin.
Studies have shown that myricetin- a flavonoid in chrysanthemum, offers some levels of protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
IT IS NEUROPROTECTIVE
A study shows that the anti-inflammatory effects of chrysanthemum can delay the onset of arthritis and reduce its clinical severity. Chrysanthemum also has analgesic properties that help with arthritis pain.
May help with arthritis
Studies suggest that chrysanthemum can reduce blood sugar levels and improve glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance, the primary defect in type 2 diabetes.
Chrysanthemum tea has antidiabetic action
As always, beware of the “too-good-to-be-true” claims regarding this tea. Though we discussed many benefits, chrysanthemum is not a definitive cure for any of these conditions.
You can enjoy this tea with moderate consumption and little to no side effects. Are you interested in making the perfect cup of chrysanthemum tea? Visit our website: Drink Filtered to learn more.