Flower Teas of the Month: October Special Teas

October is the month of flowering to many Indian plants! In India, October month is something that brings ample reasons to celebrate and is also the gateway to festivals! Cloudy skies are clear and the weather is just perfect to sip some flower teas. Read on and don’t be overwhelmed by our choices of flower teas and choose from the tea of the month.

Sunflower Tea

Sunflower belongs to the daisy family and is famous for its size and vibrancy among other flowers. Studies show that each part of the plant is edible and has got plenty of health benefits. Adding the seeds or flowers to boiling water gives you a perfect sunflower tea. Drinking sunflower tea aids good digestion and prevents cellular damage. The active ingredients and substances in sunflowers are used extensively in the food industry. The seeds of sunflowers have been thought of as one of the best nutritious food available due to the presence of vitamin E and amino acids present in them.

  • Good for hair growth
  • Reduces weight
  • Improves gastrointestinal health
  • Controls cholesterol level

Butterfly pea flower Tea

Butterfly pea flower is indigenous to South Asia is a medical shrub commonly in every households. It has attracted significant importance in both agriculture and medicinal application. The anthocyanins present in butterfly pea flower gives blue color to it, which is the reason for the application of flowers in food coloring and cosmetics. Tea brewed with butterfly pea flower is a traditional medicine as anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound healing.

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  • Good for skin
  • Helps digestion
  • Antidepressant
  • Lowers blood pressure

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is integral to both traditional and non-traditional medicines. The enduring popularity of this flower is because of its tendency to work slowly with minimum toxic side effects. The healing application of chamomile tea is quite famous worldwide. The bioactive constituents of chamomile tea make the world’s popular herbal tea.  The flowers are extensively used for inflammatory pain and external swelling.

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  • Treats insomnia
  • Good for stomach cramps
  • Boosts immune system
  • Got cardiovascular benefits.

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus, red giant flower is found abundantly in most of the tropical areas. Earlier the plant has been used to treat constipation. The leaves and flowers of hibiscus is the best herbal treatment you can gift to your hair! Drinking hibiscus tea without sugar is used for the treatment of hypertension in Iran. They are also a good chemo preventive agent against tumor growth.

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  • Improves digestion
  • Good for liver activity
  • Fights cold
  • Relieves constipation