Flowers don’t just look good and smell good – they can heal too, depending on their cooling or warming nature.
In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), cooling foods help to clear heat and toxins, while warming foods improve circulation and qi (vital energy) in the organs.
Ms Chan Wei Loo, 38, a TCM physician at Pulse TCM Clinic, introduces five flower teas – to brew, just steep a small amount of petals or buds in 85 deg C water, the optimum temperature to extract the goodness from the flowers.
By Foo Jie Ying, The New Paper, February 2017
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