A member of the Asteraceae family, helichrysum is known for its bright yellow, aromatic flowers that have a spicy and slightly bitter taste. Helichrysum flowers can be added to tea blends and are often employed in skin care creations.
Helichrysum flowers are often used to improve the appearance of herbal teas. They are a key ingredient in the Zahraa tea popular in the Middle East. Any tea containing helichrysum should be strained before drinking.