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Chrysanthemums are celebrated in the fall in the United States. No matter which stores you go to, you’re going to see mum plants. They come in different colors, from burgundy to red to pink to yellow to orange to green. Mums have become a popular fall plant because they can live in cooler temperatures.
Though chrysanthemums are stunning plants, many don’t know that these flowers have a lot of medicinal properties. Mums are used in medicines and teas to treat things like the common cold and any chronic dis-ease you can think of.
The excellent news is Chrysanthemums can actually be planted any season, meaning that you can use them in your daily routine year-round.
Spiritual Beliefs of Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums are the national flower of Japan. The flower’s name is derived from “Chrysanthos”, the Greek word for a golden flower. The gold center of the plant is believed to house all of its mystical healing powers that grant humanity longevity, happiness, love, and joy.
Here are 10 ways the mum plant can help you enhance your quality of life.
Reduces Fever and Cold Symptoms
In Chinese medicine, chrysanthemums create cold energy in the body that metabolizes in the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys. It works to slow the spread of infection to healthy tissues by reducing fever and cold symptoms when caught in the beginning stages.
Chrysanthemums can also treat osteoporosis. Studies show that while they are not an instant treatment, they can relieve symptoms when taken consistently over a long period by decreasing the heat and inflammation in the joints.
Chrysanthemums are loaded with essential nutrients. They are packed with the following vitamins:
K, A, B, and C
Calcium, magnesium, and zinc
This means that consuming mum tea will not only boost your immune health but add a layer of protection from viral and bacterial infections, making you less likely to get sick and more likely to recover faster...Read More