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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Chrysanthemum Inner Grow Flower Petal Tea

Throughout Africa people use the Chrysanthemum flower to make tea and medicine harvesting the flowers antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The yellow and white chrysanthemum flower petals are steeped in hot water to make an ancient recipe, Chrysanthemum flower petal tea. 

Chrysanthemum flower petal tea

Chrysanthemums also called mums can be found in local grocery stores in the fresh flower section also Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular garden flowers for the home gardener as Chrysanthemums are an easy to grow long lasting cut flower that stays fresh up to 16 days.

Steeped Chrysanthemum Inner Grow Flower Petal Tea

The yellow and white chrysanthemum flower petals are steeped in hot water to make an ancient recipe

Easily make Chrysanthemum flower petal tea.


Be sure to wash your Chrysanthemum flowers before mixing in with your water. Add ice and shake to help crush the cells of the leaves to release the natural flavors. The body substantially benefits from us drinking at least 8 cups of water per day. 

Drinking Chrysanthemum flower petal water before each meal can have an effect on the number of calories you eat at each meal. Tea can be a part of a healthy balanced diet but bottled tea may have unwanted ingredients and calories but by steeping Chrysanthemum flower petal tea at home you will know the ingredients.

If you are of the belief that drinking water is a punishment then favor your own water with natural fruits, vegetables, and herbs such as mint. Below is an easy recipe for naturally flavored Chrysanthemum flower water.

Chrysanthemum fresh tea rule is to use 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces of water.

Chrysanthemum fresh tea rule is to use 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces of water.

Our recipe is perfect for those of you that do not love drinking water, water is best and keeps you healthy. Chrysanthemum flower infusion is very easy to make all you need is a mason jar, fresh water, Chrysanthemum flowers and ice if drinking cold.

Chrysanthemum is a member of the Asteraceae Compositae family of plants and may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to other plants from this family. Other members of this family include ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking chrysanthemum.

Let Chrysanthemum flowers and water rest for a few hours on the counter before drinking or for maximum infusion then when you wake up in the morning you have delicious Chrysanthemum flower infused water in the fridge waiting for you.

Chrysanthemum Flower Petal Tea Ingredients and Directions

Ingredients

1 gallon of purified hot water

3 cups fresh Chrysanthemum flower petals


Directions

Bring the water to a boil on your stovetop or in the microwave. Pour the hot water into a teapot then add the Chrysanthemum flower petals. Allow the tea leaves to steep for 5 to 15 minutes, a longer steep gives you stronger tasting tea. Strain using a mesh strainer to remove any large Chrysanthemum flower petals from the steeped water. You can drink your Chrysanthemum flower petal tea hot or let it cool down before you start sipping.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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