List of Chinese herbal teas

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List of Chinese herbal teas
Chinese herbal tea tradition dates back thousands of years. (tea image by Photosani from Fotolia.com)

Chinese herbal teas are tasty and have many health benefits. They are caffeine free and provide soothing comfort. Many popular Chinese herbal teas are flower teas, such as chrysanthemum, jasmine, rosebud and honeysuckle flower. Simply place a palm full of dried flowers in a cup of boiling water, steep for five minutes and enjoy.

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Chrysanthemum flower

Chrysanthemum tea is one of the most popular teas in China, according to ChinaDirect. It has a cooling effect, eliminating heat in the body to reduce fever and soothe a sore throat. Chrysanthemum can reduce liver inflammation and improve the vision. It relieves sinus congestion, improves the complexion and reduces high blood pressure. It is antibacterial and antiviral, and contains choline and vitamins A and B1.

Jasmine flower

Jasmine tea is very fragrant and has a delicate, floral taste. It is high in antioxidants, which help slow the effects of aging and prevent free radical damage. Jasmine tea aids in weight loss, reduces fat and cholesterol absorption, and prevents cancer. The essential oils in jasmine have a tranquillising effect, which help calm your nerves and reduce stress.

Honeysuckle flower

Honeysuckle flower tea detoxifies the body and has antibacterial and cooling properties. It reduces ulcers, swelling, sore throats and skin infections. You can use honeysuckle flower tea alone or combine it with chrysanthemum flower tea to increase its cooling and antibacterial effects.

Rosebud

Rosebud tea is sweet and warming. It has a soothing effect and helps improve blood circulation, nourish the skin and improve digestion. Rosebud tea reduces stomach pains, regulates menstruation and reduces premenstrual breast pain. It treats traumatic injuries, reducing pain and improving blood circulation at the site of the injury.

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