The chrysanthemum flower has a colour between pink-lilac and white, and looks like it has open by a blast. In the kitchen is used the leaf and the flower. Very recommended to create a visual impact or give an oriental look.
The chrysanthemum flower is commonly used as an ornamental plant for more than two thousand years. In the West, it is common to find these flowers in cemeteries because they are believed to be the symbol of a long life.
The chrysanthemum its in many colours, the range goes from garnet, yellow, pink and white and seems to have been opened by a pop, that’s why it has the drawing that shows. The size can also vary according to the time of year.
But in addition, the leaf, the petals and the whole flower are used in the kitchen. The leaf of the chrysanthemums has a very strong flavor and it is apt, as the flower, for a sautéing or a steaming and the minimum dressing, like a bit of extra virgin olive oil and soy sauce. But they are also used to prepare some drinks. We love them in tequila cocktails.
Use the chrysanthemum to create visual impact or give an oriental touch.
As for properties, this edible flower is very used in the composition of shampoos against lice. Regular consumption of chrysanthemum tea helps in the detoxification of the blood. In addition, it cures nasal congestion in a pleasant way. It helps regulate blood pressure and has relaxing action.
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