Flower Tea for Losing Weight Naturally

There are countless reasons to drink flower teas. Some are in it just for the beauty, some appreciate the health benefits and immune boosting properties, and some just love the taste! One reason many people turn to flower teas is because they are zero calories, naturally caffeine-free, and jam-packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins, making them a safe and natural way to detox and shed a few pounds!

While only drinking flower tea is not going to help you magically drop 20 pounds in a week, paired with exercise and a healthy diet, it can be an amazing addition to help curb cravings, detox our organs, reduce appetite, and so much more. The journey to weight loss begins with developing healthy habits. We hope that this article will help you understand how switching from drinking a sugary coffee to flower tea everyday can be one of the best habits to start with! 

Whatever your reason for wanting to drop a few pounds, it is crucial to make sure you are doing it in a healthy and safe way. Listen to what your body is telling you and be sure to eat healthy, get enough rest, and be kind to yourself!

the qi organic edible whole blue lotus flower tea recipe with honey and organic slice



Flower teas are the perfect way to maintain hydration! Staying hydrated is the key to keeping our bodies healthy and losing weight. While many of us struggle to remember to drink water, it is the most important thing we can do to keep our organs functioning properly. When we are hydrated, our organs have what they need to properly flush out toxins and waste. Research shows that staying hydrated can even boost metabolism by 30%. When we experience dehydration it can lead to fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, and weight gain. 

Flower teas act as a natural appetite suppressant. Oftentimes, when we are thirsty, our bodies will send a signal to our brains to consume something, which we regularly mistake for hunger. When our stomachs are full, they send a signal to our brains to stop eating. Filling our stomachs with flower teas keeps our stomachs feeling full and reduces hunger. When you get these feelings of hunger, drink a cup of flower tea first and decide whether you were truly hungry or just dehydrated! (1)

Flower tea is a zero calorie drink that is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that replenish our cells. The light, floral taste can also help those who don't hydrate enough due to the blandness of water. 


Whether we are craving a refreshing new start, want to shed a few pounds, or maybe just partied too much over the weekend, flower tea is our go-to when we need a detox!

When we detox our bodies we eliminate built up toxins, which improves our overall health and promotes weight loss. Our kidneys are where our bodies remove excess waste and toxins that are released when we use the bathroom. When we are dehydrated, our kidneys retain fluid and do not flush out toxins as quickly, which can end up being absorbed by our kidneys.

Flower teas are not only hydrating, but they are also diuretics, which means that they increase the production of urine. This helps our kidneys to filter out toxins and waste, while retaining essential nutrients. The detoxing properties of flower tea make it amazing for weight loss. By relieving our kidneys of built up toxins and waste, we flush out anything that was not serving us and replace it with healthy nutrients, making flower tea a healthy and safe way to detox. 

Inhibit Growth of Fat Cells

While research is still preliminary, studies have shown herbal and flower teas containing enzymes that can inhibit the growth of fat cells. These enzymes, called ternatins, can be found in flowers like Butterfly Pea. They work by regulating pathways that are involved in cell progression. By maintaining healthy cell progression, these enzymes may be able to slow down the growth of fat cells in our bodies. This slowed growth of fat cells can leads to loss of fat and weight in our bodies, resulting in a slimmer figure that is maintained by these enzymes. (2)

Bloating and Water Retention

Water retention is an excess of fluid that builds up in the body. It can lead to bloating of the stomach, swelling of feet, ankles, hands, and legs, as well as excess weight gain. Water retention can happen for a number of reasons, from a high sodium diet, to flying on a plane, to fluctuating hormones, but generally comes down to unbalanced hydration levels. 

Flower teas diuretic properties are great at relieving excess water retention and releasing waste. When we drink flower tea, it enables our bodies to excrete the excess water they are holding on to. Increased urine output is an indication that we are hydrated and is crucial when trying to lose weight because it allows our organs to consistently relieve themselves of excess water and waste and encourage proper functioning. (3)


Our digestive systems are major players in weight loss. These systems use calories as energy during the process of eating, absorbing nutrients, and excreting waste. Therefore, when this system is functioning to the best of its ability, more calories are burned, and the chance of fat and weight loss are increased. 

Drinking flower tea is amazing at boosting our digestive health! Flower tea contains enzymes that can aid in proper digestive functioning through strengthening our cells, relieving inflammation, removing toxins, and encouraging healthy bacteria growth. 

Some flowers, such as jasmine, have been effective at inhibiting the growth of unhealthy bacteria in our guts that lead to digestive and gastrointestinal issues. Flower teas, like Blue Lotus, have been known to aid in the absorption of nutrients by triggering the secretion of gastric and digestive juices in the intestine. (4)

Maintain Stress

Decreased mental clarity can have a major effect on our bodies as much as our minds. Stress, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are often causes of unwanted weight gain. When we suffer from these types of mental illnesses, our nervous systems are overworked due to having to maintain balance, which can lead to the neglect and therefore poor functioning of our other bodily systems.  When experiencing stress, we enter fight or flight mode. When in flight or flight, our bodies think that we are using calories to deal with stress when we are not, and therefore leads to overeating. 

While true teas, like black and green teas, are famously popular for weight loss as an alternative to coffee, for those that suffer from anxiety, consuming caffeine can often increase blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to even more anxious feelings. Being naturally caffeine free, flower tea can help reduce these anxious feelings and lead to a more calm mindset. Specifically, rose, chamomile, lavender, and lotus flower teas all posses strong calming properties.  

Lack of sleep from stress or insomnia can also have an extreme effect on our bodies weight. When our bodies are not given the time to get a full restful sleep, we mess with our circadian rhythm, which puts our entire sleep schedule out of wack. Without enough time of true rest, our cells are allowed the time they need to rest and regenerate, causing extra stress, which can to additional weight gain. 

Drinking flower tea has been shown to relieve stress and promote sleep, not only from the powerful antioxidants, but also through the scent and ritual process. Flower teas can reduce the cortisol levels in our bodies, reducing stress and anxiety. The aroma can bring serenity to our senses. Creating a ritual around drinking flower tea can create a relaxing environment and energy with every cup of tea made. All of these factors make flower tea perfect for calling in feelings of calmness and relaxation, therefore putting our minds and bodies in the right frame to focus on losing weight and staying healthy. 

 the qi organic edible trio petite flower tea set jasmine rose buds butterfly pea


On the journey to lose weight and become healthier, there are many different paths that you could follow to reach your goal. It is important to choose a path that makes you feel good enough to commit to. We believe that introducing flower teas into your life is the best first step! With an array of options and countless yummy recipes on different ways to enjoy them, flower teas are sure to jump start your weight loss journey and bring joy and peace along the way!  

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