Benefits & Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Tea

Do you want to change you tea brand or try something new? Then go for the Chrysanthemum tea. It is obvious that Chrysanthemum tea comes up with a lot of benefits and also some side effects you must be made aware off. So, here is the article which talks about the chrysanthemum tea benefits and side effects. Hope this would be a nice read for you.

Benefits & Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Tea

About Chrysanthemum Tea:

Chrysanthemum tea is known for its wonderful benefits and is most popular in the Chinese culture. This is made from the chrysanthemum flower. This is made by boiling water and chrysanthemum flowers in a tea pot and adding rock sugar, wolf berries to it. The chrysanthemum tea looks pale to bright yellow in color and it has an aroma just like flora.

Though chrysanthemum tea is a home prepared drink, however it is also available in various restaurants. It is widely consumed because of its wide medicinal benefits. It is known to reduce various illnesses, acne, influenza, disorders of liver, eye problems, blood disorders and many more. However, there are also some side effects of using this tea.

In the following section of our article we will talk about the benefits and side effects of the chrysanthemum tea.

Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea:

It is known that Chrysanthemum tea is consumed widely because of its benefits in treating various health issues. Below are some of the benefits of drinking chrysanthemum tea.

  1. Chrysanthemum Tea is Beneficial in Treating Cold Symptoms:

In Chinese culture, Chrysanthemum tea is used to treat cold symptoms sometimes. It is also known to be beneficial in treating headaches and cold. Apart from this, Chrysanthemum tea is also found effective against fever. You need to drink the tea every two hours to relive cold symptoms.

  • Blood Cleaning Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea:

    Chrysanthemum is also used for removing excess of toxins from the blood. Drinking Chrysanthemum tea aids in purifying the blood. It is essential for you to consult your doctor first before taking chrysanthemum tea for cleaning blood.

  • Eye Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea:

    It is known that Chrysanthemum tea is beneficial in treating several eye problems. The tea improves the sharpness of vision in people having unstable vision. It is also known that Chrysanthemum tea is quite beneficial for eye problems like blurriness of vision, watering from eyes, spotty vision etc.

    One of the most beneficial role that Chrysanthemum tea plays in improving eye health is that it aids in reducing cataract or an eye problem that results in blurred vision.

    If you are one who works in front of laptop for a longer times and is worried because of tired eyes then you can drink a cup of chrysanthemum tea for relaxing your eyes.

  • Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea in Controlling Symptoms of High Blood pressure:

    Hypertension or abnormal blood pressure level is known to be treated with herbal tonics that include chrysanthemum. It is known that in Asia, Chrysanthemum tea is used to treat the symptoms associated with high blood pressure which include headaches, dizziness, tinnitus etc.

  • For Liver Health:

    One of the most known benefits of Chrysanthemum tea is that it is known to be used in treatment of some conditions related to liver problems. Research studies have concluded that chrysanthemum aids in reducing the effect of hepatotoxicity and safeguards the liver against damage.

  • Heat Rashes:

    Heat rashes can be treated effectively with Chrysanthemum tea. Heat rashes mostly occur due to chemical imbalances in the body. One can be benefited from the Chrysanthemum tea if he or she is suffering from heat rash.

  • Skin Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea:

    Chrysanthemum is a well known natural remedy for pimples and acne. Taking chrysanthemum tea can be a beneficial topical treatment for your pimples and acne. Experts also recommend the tea for eradicating several other skin problems like skin sores, skin irritations, boils, allergic skin reactions etc. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties present in Chrysanthemum, make the tea beneficial enough in treating these skin problems effectively.

  • Improves Cardiovascular Functioning:

    It is known that Chrysanthemum tea is highly beneficial for improving cardiovascular functioning. It is believed that because of Chrysanthemum tea, the passage of blood in the coronary arteries is improved. Chrysanthemum tea is pretty beneficial against chest pain because of the antibiotics present in it.

  • Other Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea:

    There are some other benefits of chrysanthemum which are listed below.

    • The tea when consumed with meals, aids in improving digestion; especially if you have taking oily or greasy foods.
    • Chrysanthemum tea being low in calories is good for obese people as well as for people who are weight conscious.
    • Some research shows that chrysanthemum tea may be beneficial for people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. It also aids in preventing neuron injury and degeneration as it contains neuro-protective properties.

Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Tea:

Here let us take a look on some of the side effects of Chrysanthemum Tea.

  1. Allergies:

    In some people there are side effects of allergic reaction caused due to chrysanthemum tea. The reason might me, the tea is prepared from the chrysanthemum flower and some people are allergic to flowers. In case you suffer any allergy after taking the tea, like asthma, fever, skin rashes etc; then stop drinking it.

  2. Contact Dermatitis:

    Chrysanthemum tea may also cause side effect of dermatitis in some people where they get red, itchy patches on their skin. This occurs mainly due to some chemical component in the plant that irritates the skin and may also be because of the individual is allergic to the plant

  3. Side Effects With Interactions With Other Chemicals And Drugs:

    It must be informed that chrysanthemum may cause side effects with interaction with certain chemicals and drugs. This is mostly seen in diabetic patients on insulin medication. Apart from this, Chrysanthemum tea also must be avoided by patients of high blood pressure under blood pressure medications. There may also be some side effects due to interaction of Chrysanthemum tea and some anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antibacterial medications.

  4. Side Effects of Poisoning:

    There are certain chemicals known as pyrethrins present in Chrysanthemum that can cause poisoning. By taking chrysanthemum tea, pyrethrins directly spread in the body and spread poison in the body. This may cause damage to the nervous system, and other organs like eyes.

  5. Side Effects of Hypotension:

    Hypotension is a medical condition where the affected person’s blood pressure becomes abnormally low. Chrysanthemum tea can cause hypotension. It is good to avoid the tea if you are taking high blood pressure medications.

  6. Photosensitivity:

    One of the major side effects of Chrysanthemum tea is photosensitivity. Photosensitivity means abnormally high sensitivity to light. If you have a fair skin and drink chrysanthemum tea on a regular basis then you have to use sun-block creams, wear sunglasses etc, which would block sunlight.

  7. Side effects of Chrysanthemum Tea on pregnancy:

    Pregnant women must not take chrysanthemum tea as it may have adverse effects on health. It must be noted that the tea may be harmful for the baby so, not only the pregnant women but also the nursing mothers must avoid taking the tea.

A note to keep in mind before taking Chrysanthemum Tea:

It must be noted that the appropriate dosage of Chrysanthemum tea depends on several factors; like the user’s age, health status and several other condition. At the current time, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chrysanthemum. So, it is essential for you to consult a physician or any healthcare professional before using the same.

As we discussed the benefits as well as side effects of chrysanthemum tea, it is very much essential for you to keep a strict check before using the tea.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:July 7, 2017

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