Huizhou Chrysanthemum, Huangshan
Huizhou chrysanthemum is an excellent breed of the chrysanthemum varieties. It is one of China's four famous chrysanthemums, the other three being Hangzhou white chrysanthemum, Chu chrysanthemum, and Bo chrysanthemum.
Huizhou chrysanthemum can be used to brew tea and wine by first drying it in the sun to create a purely natural drink. Drinking chrysanthemum tea can help one rid one’s body of heat, moisten the liver, refresh and make one’s eyes brighter, clean the five viscera, eliminate toxins, maintain good health, live longer, and grow more beautiful.
Epidemic conjunctivitis supposedly went around Beijing City during the Guangxu Period of the Qing Dynasty. The emperor ordered a good doctor and medicine. The magistrate of Huizhou presented Huizhou dried chrysanthemum, which cured all of the suffers. This chrysanthemum became famous in Beijing City and came to be called Huizhou Chrysanthemum as a tribute to its healing powers.
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