The Chrysanthemum is an extremely potent flower plant, cultivated by the Chinese for over 3,000 years and readily prescribed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners This trusted herb can heal a multitude of health complaints.
According to Chinese Herbal Medicine-Materia Medica, the indication for chrysanthemum is as follows:
- Disperses wind, clears heat, which is effective when treating headaches and fever.
- Clears the liver channel and the eyes – wind-heat in the liver channel which manifests with red, painful, dry eyes or excessive tearing, or yin deficiency of the kidneys and liver with floaters, blurry vision, or dizziness.
Chrysanthemum tea has Vitamin C which helps ease heaviness in the head during a cold and provides relief in sinusitis discomfort. This herbal tea also has antiviral properties and helps relieve congestion in the head which may be caused by a viral infection. The heaviness in the head could also be a bacterial pathogenic reaction.
It is also a natural coolant and helps in lowering the temperature of the body when suffering from fever or heat stroke. This herbal tea is also helpful in treating pimples and acne. It can also treat discomfort of high temperature such as headache, slight toothache and throbbing nerves in the gums.
You can buy organic chrysanthemum from an herbal shop or Whole Foods and add them into boiling water and let the mix steep for 3-5 mins. It is a easy remedy to keep at home and serves many benefits to our health!