Chrysanthemums are the flower of the month for November in the United States. These beautiful flowers are not only one of the easiest to grow and maintain plants, and they are also extremely healthy! Mums can be found in over 30 different species, both annuals and perennials, and they can be planted and grown in almost any season. With their wide array of benefits and uses for chrysanthemum flowers, there are almost no excuses to go plant some mums today!
Health Benefits of Chrysanthemum Flowers
The chrysanthemum is a plant that originally got its name from the Greek words for “gold” and “flower.” The “gold” in the chrysanthemum came from the mystical healing powers this colorful flower possessed. Today people use chrysanthemums to make various forms of medicine.
In traditional medicine, chrysanthemum has been used to treat chest pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, dizziness, and more. The flower has the ability to increase blood flow to the heart and has also been found to increase a person’s sensitivity to insulin. These health benefits may come from the anti-inflammatory benefits of chrysanthemum tea.
Chrysanthemum tea is a popular drink used to heal the body. This therapeutic tea is a great aid to digestion, is helpful at relieving nausea, can clear up colds, and can lower fevers.
New research is showing that the flavonoid acacetin that is present in chrysanthemums may actually be able to fight prostate cancer- helping stop the cancer cells from growing. If you are allergic to ragweed or daisies, drinking this tea may cause a reaction, and it should be avoided.
With all of the health benefits packed inside these tiny flowers, there are tons of reasons to go plant an entire garden of chrysanthemums today! If you don’t have the time or patience however to grow your own mum garden, Boyd’s Flower Connection is available with a wide assortment of beautiful chrysanthemum bouquets already arranged, perfect for your home!
This “Bountiful Fall” arrangement from Boyd’s Flower Connection is a great way to enjoy both the beauty of autumn and the wonder of the chrysanthemum! Harvest colored roses, rover mums, golden yarrow and seeded eucalyptus are arranged in a glass bubble in this lovely bouquet.
This “County Cornucopia” arrangement is the perfect way to celebrate chrysanthemums bountiful health benefits this fall! A natural wicker cornucopia brings the season’s bounty filled with sunflowers, roses, chrysanthemums, fall leaves and cinnamon sticks.