As I’m relearning about Chinese traditional medicine I’m also going back to my roots. I’ve been gifted by having this upbringing of herbs, medicinal soups and natural medicines. There’s so much to learn, and I’m finding I know very little, but I’m willing to learn and take in everything I can absorb!
I’m rediscovering my dried fresh flower bud tea… I’ll share what I know about two of the flower bud teas I’ve recently tried again.
Rose flower (Mei gui):
Helps regulates chi/energy and blood (In traditional Chinese medicine, chi is also blood flow). Stagnation of chest and liver. It has a cleansing action on the body by clearing heat, drying dampness and promoting elimination via urination and bowel movements. It detoxifies the body and replenishes the chi and blood.
Chrysanthemum flower (Guk faa):
Clears heat. Relieves wind-hfrom the liver channel and clears the eyes. Cools heat of the liver and kidney due to Yin deficiency. Relieves patterns of liver Yang rising.
They’re good for all, but they it does depends on your body and make up: we are all different, with different elements. We need to balance where we are individually, and we’re never at exactly the same place or stage in our lives!
Try them and let me know what you think! Another thing to try is rubbing the used buds on your face when they’re cool after finishing your drink – great for the skin!