Dried Osmanthus Flower

$5.99

*Our osmanthus is packed in eco-friendly, heat-seal bags within a cotton bag. 1oz (30g) of dried osmanthus has a volumne of approximately 1 cups (240ml), which can last you a long time.

Common Chinese name: 桂花 gui hua

Scientific name: Osmanthus Fragrans

TCM Five Flavors: Bitter – Sweet – Sour

Thermal Nature: Cooling - Neutral

Meridians: LU – SP – LV – KD

Nutrients: 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: Gui Hua supports the Lungs, Tonifies the Kidneys, Cleanses the Liver, Dissipates Stasis, and Resolves Phlegm. In TCM, it is most commonly used to improve dry skin, soothe menstrual cramping and irregular menses, relieve fatigue, and calm the spirit.

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.

Resources:

  1. Flora of China – eflora.org
  2. Lee H.-H., Lin C.-T., Yang L.-L. ""Neuroprotection and free radical scavenging effects of Osmanthus fragrans."", Journal of Biomedical Science 2007 14:6 (819–827)
  3. Osmanthus Fragrans Flower – gotheborg.com
  4. White Rabbit Institute of Healing – whiterabbitinstituteofhealing.com