Helichrysum (Immortelle) Flower Tea
When talking about the benefits of helichrysum plant, consumed as tea, it can show its effects in a real sense. The golden flower heads of the helichrysum are collected for herbal use before they open to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. Very thin layers are dried in a shady, well-ventilated place.
Helichrysum Plant Tea detoxifies liver, relieves spasms, is stimulating to the gallbladder and urinary excretion. It helps with digestion and relieves gallbladder pain. It is an antispasmodic so in case a spasm begins, it gives you a quick relief, therefore helichrysum is effectively used for smooth muscle relaxation, works as an antiseptic solution and is traditionally used to treat conditions related with the respiratory tract, in the treatment of rheumatic disorders as well as for healing of skin conditions. Prepared as tea, traditional (herbal) medicine prescribes helichrysum as a relief from coughs and respiratory elixir, it regenerates nasal mucus membrane and helps patients experience a relief of allergy symptoms and headaches.
Caution: Helichrysum tea and essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy .
How to prepare Helichrysum Flower Tea:
Bring ½ liter of water to boil, pour water over 3 tablespoons of dried helichrysum flowers, cover your pot, allow it to steep overnight and strain your tea in the morning. Enjoy your Helichrysum Flower Tea three times a day, before meals.