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
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.
- Stop coughing
- Reduces phlegm in the Lungs
- Eases abdominal pain
- Reduces bad breath
Contraindications: No known contraindications.
- 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!
- 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.