Chrysanthemum Herbal Remedies
Chrysanthemum is a heat-dispersing herb used for fever, dizziness, and headache. An infusion of chrysanthemum flowers is used both internally and externally for conjunctivitis, eye inflammation, dry eyes with tearing, and spots in front of the eyes. It is antimicrobial and helps purify the blood and reduce inflammation. Recent tests suggest that it may be useful for high blood pressure. Chrysanthemum has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Chrysanthemum Proper Dose
|Chrysanthemum Capsules||3 capsules 2-3 x daily|
|Chrysanthemum Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Chrysanthemum Reference Information
|Latin Name||Dendranthema x morifolium|
|Other Names||Ju hua|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb, tablet, capsule, tincture.|
|Affects||Liver, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||Upright perennial herb in the Aster family growing to three feet high. The flowers are various colors--the chrysanthemum of the florist's shops.|
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