Helichrysum Flowers Whole Organic (1 oz.)

Helichrysum Flowers Whole Organic (1 oz.)

$ 2.96

Helichrysum arenarium

Standardized: yellow chaste weed

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Parts used: flower

Description

A native to the Mediterranean, the golden yellow flower heads of the helichrysum are collected before they open for herbal use to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. The name is derived from the Greek: helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold. Usually it is seen as a garden ornamental.

Constituents

Helichrysum contains flavonoids, notably naringenin, helichrysin, kaempferol glucosides, apigenin, luetolin, quercetin, scopoletin, umbelliferone, and essential oil.

Typical Preparations

Helichrysum flowers are often used to improve the appearance of herbal teas. They are a key ingredient in the Zahraa tea popular in the Middle East. Any tea containing helichrysum should be strained before drinking.

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