5 Floral Teas That Will Help You Detox

Health  |  March 21, 2017
  • 1. Rose tea
    1 / 5 1. Rose tea

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    Ever wondered why roses are such common ingredients in skincare products? They have a high vitamin C content, which gives you radiant skin, said Ms Chan.

    Their calming effect also makes them a popular choice among women to relieve stress.

    In TCM, the slightly warm nature of roses means they work on the liver system and improve circulation – much like peonies, but with a more pronounced effect.

    For that reason, pregnant women and those who get heavy periods are advised against drinking rose tea.

    (Also Read: 5 Tea Recipes For Poor Digestion, Bloating & Constipation)

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  • 2. Peony tea
    2 / 5 2. Peony tea

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    Named after Paean, the physician to the gods in Greek mythology, peonies improve blood circulation due to their nourishing effect on the liver system.

    They’re also believed to help alleviate menstrual problems and other pains.

    Pregnant women, however, are advised against taking peony tea.

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  • 3. Osmanthus tea
    3 / 5 3. Osmanthus tea

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    In TCM, nourished lungs lead to good skin. “When the lungs are nourished, it means more oxygen is circulated around the body. This helps to improve your complexion,” said Ms Chan.

    Osmanthus also helps one to detox and is recommended for those who feel cold or get giddy easily.

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  • 4. Lavender tea
    4 / 5 4. Lavender tea

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    Lavender is well-known for its ability to relieve anxiety and stress.

    By toning down headaches, fatigue and tension, lavender helps to regulate sleep. This leads to radiant skin and improved complexion, as well as lower blood pressure.

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  • 5. Chrysanthemum tea
    5 / 5 5. Chrysanthemum tea

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    Arguably the most common flower used in TCM, chrysanthemums have a cooling nature.

    There are three types: yellow, white and wild.

    Yellow ones fight infections and viruses; white ones deal with internal heatiness that can be caused by a lack of sleep, wild chrysanthemums help rid the body of its toxins.

    (Also Read: 6 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Tea)

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