Friday, 25 January 2013

Dried Lily Flower Tea And Health Benefits

The Chinese name for the dried lily flower is Bai He Hua, which literally translates to mean a hundred meeting flower.

The dried lily flower is made from the bulbs of the lily flower.

From my experience, the dried lily tea is very effective in getting rid of cough and phlegm. It is much more effective than mint leaves.

To make a cup of tea, just add 3 bulbs into a cup of boiling water for about 2 minutes. A cup a day will help to keep the cough away.

For a pot, the brewing guide is:  Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot with 2 grams (1-2 teaspoons) tea leaves for every 225ml of water. Infuse in hot water at 90°c (194°F) to 95°c (203°F) for 2 to 3 minutes for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.

The taste is neutral.

Lily flower tea helps to moisten the lung and alleviate cough, clear heat of the heart and calms the nerves. Lily flower tea can firm the skin and reduces wrinkles. Lily flower tea is also effective in clearing body heat.

Where to buy? 

I bought from Sin Chong Traditional Chinese Medicine. 100 grams cost $2.60. I am not sure if other shops sell this dried lily flowers.

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