Monday, February 8, 2010


Chinese New Year is just around the corner and one of the must-do things for my family is to go and buy a few pots of chrysanthemums to decorate our house. This is one of the auspicious flowers for the Chinese.
Here is some information about the chrysanthemum:
Genus: Chrysanthemum
Family: Asteraceae
Yellow or white chrysanthemum flowers are boiled to make a sweet drink in some parts of Asia. The resulting beverage is known simply as "chrysanthemum tea" (菊花茶, pinyin: júhuā chá, in Chinese). Chrysanthemum tea has many medicinal uses, including an aid in recovery from influenza.

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