Chrysanthemum Tea


1 handful of Flos Chrysanthemum (dried white chrysanthemum)
1 handful of Prunella Vulgaris (ha gu cho) – heal-all diuretic, antiseptic, antiviral, and much more
1 handful of Flos Lonicerae (jin yin hua or gum nan fa) – heat clearing, detoxification
1 handful of Herba Artemisiae (yin chen hao/ oriental wormwood) – normalize gallbladder and jaundice, bowel moveme
3 sticks of brown sugar candy
Note: The only essential ingredient is the dried chrysanthemum. The other herbs are that my family adds


Add all ingredients to a large pot with 4 quarts of boiling water.
Cook for five minutes, then add 2-3 sticks of brown sugar candy and boil for another five minutes.
Turn the heat off and allow the liquid to steep for a few minutes.
Strain out all the leaves and drink hot or cold.


This herbal tea is prepared in the Chinese home as a general cureall for everyday ailments. It's healing properties are based on the concepts of qi and yeet hay and the belief that one should balance the hot and cold energy entering their bodies through food.

This drink is lovingly prepared by my mother-in-law whenever one of us are feeling tired, sick, or to cure sore throats.

It's also a very refreshing herbal tea cold.


2.0 pitchers (4 quarts)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 10:42pm


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