Chrysanthemum for flu, Headaches, and Blurred Vision

[Name]
Chrysanthemum Flower, Flos Chrysanthemi

[Chinese Name]
Ju Hua

[Parts Used and Preparation]
Flowers

[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.

[Recommended Dosages]
10–15 grams. Add water to make tea or decoction. It can also be made into pills or powder.

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