If you have a Frangipani tree growing outside your house, you have access to one of the most underrated floral teas around!
Aside from their ornamental value, Frangipani flowers have medicinal compounds that can help in bringing down fever and inflammation, and aid with digestion. I find the delicate taste and fragrance of its tea to be calming, and taking small sips of it encourages me to slow down my mental processes if I’m feeling anxious or stressed. I take 4-6 clean, intact flowers that have fallen from the tree outside my mum’s house, clean them thoroughly, add them to a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water and simmer on very low heat for 10-15 minutes.
I learned about making Frangipani tea from a lovely lady called Zuraidah, who works as the Environmental Manager at - you guessed it - Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa.