Imagine a garden blooming in your cup that’s not just beautiful to look at, but is also miraculously healthy to your body?! Osmanthus tea is made from brewing the Osmanthus fragrans flowering plant that is only grown in China. Osmanthus tea is packed with rich aromas and health benefits. The tea features a combination of green or black tea and certain flowers. Once put in water, the bulb opens up and blooms like a flower in your tea.
1. Rich in Antioxidants
Ceylon tea, in general, is packed with a load of antioxidant properties that are beneficial to your body and its health. Antioxidants help in removing harmful toxins from the body. Osmanthus tea, not only looks pleasing and calming but has some rare antioxidant compounds that is uniquely found only in the flower. This tea is loaded with cathecins and flavanoids, due to the fact the tea is a combination of different types of Osmanthus tea which help in providing benefits to the body.
2. Skin and Eye Health
Osmanthus tea is known to enhance skin tone and replenish the skin’s colour and glow. Beauty products that are currently in the market contain Osmanthus oils. In addition to improving your skin, regularly consuming Osmanthus tea also improves eyesight.
3. Weight loss
Drinking Osmanthus tea doesn’t necessarily help you burn calories or fat, but it does suppress your appetite, which will help you curb binge eating and help in losing weight. According to a recent study by Scientific Reports, the aroma of Osmanthus tea will decrease any appetite-suppressing brain chemicals, which will prevent you from over-eating and binge eating.
Osmanthus tea is a natural detox and aids in ridding your body of toxins, especially in your kidney and liver. Regular consumption of Osmanthus tea makes you feel energized and refreshed and is often used in Chinese medicine as a cleansing agent. The tea is also known to treat health issues in relation to the endocrine system, liver and kidney. Traditional Chinese medicines also use osmanthus tea to purify the blood.
5. Vital nutrients
Osmanthus tea is said to relieve the body from fatigue and prevents drowsiness. The tea contains cobalt, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, neo-beta-carotene B, trans-alpha-carotene aids in preventing premature deaths and trans-beta-carotene. Neo beta carotene and trans alpha carotene are essentially converted into vitamin A and is an antioxidant.
6. May ease menstrual pain
Osmanthus tea has been known to reduce bloating, gas, while treating stomach aches, menstrual pain and diarrhoea. It is also known to treat intestinal diseases.
7. Lowers blood pressure
Osmanthus tea is caffeine free, which helps to lower your blood pressure. Osmanthus flowers are usually blended with oolong tea or green tea to double the health benefits it gets, but it can be enjoyed on its own as well.