Wild Helichrysum Italicum Flowers
We have a very special connection with Helichrysum Italicum, Immortelle or Dakria tis Panagias (Tears of Mother Mary) / Δάκρυα της Παναγίας, as it is known in Cyprus. It is our favourite plant and it is the main ingredient of our beloved Athometha Tea. We carefully handpick only the finest flowers of each plant and then naturally dry them without getting pressed so that we can have the golden color and the rich aroma that gives us all the benefits!
Helichrysum tea is particularly noted for its chloretic and diuretic properties, as well as having anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistaminic, photo-protective, anti-edemigenous, expectorant, antitussive (cough suppressant) and dissolving mucus properties.
How to make Helichrysum Tea
We find that there is something soothing in light fruity flavor of the tea made from helichrysum flowers. It is made by infusing a handful of dried flowers in a mug of boiled water. Let the mix stand for about 5 to 7 minutes, done.
Alternatively, helichrysum flowers can also be used as a flavoring for different herbal teas. Simply soak the flowers as the herbal tea steeps so that the benefits blend can be derived in the blend.
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