Dried Osmanthus Flower | 有机桂花 | Five Seasons TCM

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Our sourcing:  These organically grown, top-grade osmanthus flowers are from a city called Gui Lin, in Guang Xi, China. It is the historical growing region of osmanthus. Its people have been cultivating osmanthus flowers for more than 2,500 years. Osmanthus is also the city flower of Gui Lin. We are proud to bring you osmanthus flowers straight from her home. 

Quantity: 1oz, around 1 cup (240ml) in volume

Common Chinese name: 桂花 gui hua

Scientific name: osmanthus fragrans

TCM Five Flavors: Aromatic

Thermal Nature: Warm

Meridians: Lung, Spleen, Kidney

Nutritional Information: 

Osmanthus is rich in polyphenols, carotene, magnesium, B3, and selenium, among other vitamins and minerals. The flower extract has demonstrated antioxidant, neuroprotective, and free-radical scavenging properties in clinical studies.

TCM Benefits:

  • Stop coughing
  • Reduces phlegm in the Lungs
  • Eases abdominal pain
  • Reduces bad breath 


Contraindications: No known contraindications.

Cooking suggestions: 

  • Famous for its beautiful aroma, Gui Hua is usually sipped in a tea, and can be prepared alone or with green or black tea. Please search "osmanthus" on our site to find recipes!

Notes:  

  • Gui Hua is a symbol of love and romance and was once used in wedding customs.
  • Gui Hua is also an important flower symbol during the Chinese Moon Festival each fall, which is the peak season for this bloom. Traditionally, Chinese families gathered to eat moon cakes, drink tea, and listen to the elders tell stories about the Moon and other Chinese legends.