Chrysanthemum Flower, Flos Chrysanthemi
[Parts Used and Preparation]
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Sweet, bitter; slightly cold
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Liver and Lung
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb can expel the pathogenic wind factor, clear away the pathogenic heat factor, and calm the Liver. It may have detoxification effects.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases, flu, and the early stages of epidemic febrile diseases, with symptoms including fever, headaches, and dizziness.
• Eye inflammation including red eyes and pain in the eyes caused by the pathogenic wind–heat factors.
• Headaches, dizziness, vertigo, and blurred vision.
10–15 grams. Add water to make tea or decoction. It can also be made into pills or powder.