Chinese name: 菊花 (Ju Hua)
Scientific names: Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat
Other names used: Golden Camomile, Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii.
Chrysanthemum Flower Benefits at a Glance
- Anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
- Helps combat hypertension
- Helps resolve eye problems
- Detoxifies the body
Botany and Origins
Chrysanthemums are annual or perennial plants that belong to the family Asteraceae. Their leaves are alternate, serrated or sometimes entire. They have two types of flowers (female peripheral flowers and bisexual central flowers). There are currently over 2000 varieties of chrysanthemums.
Originally from the mountains of China, the Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat is now grown all over Asia and Europe. It is a rather hardy plant that is well-resistant to cold and adapts to many soils if it is well-exposed.
The chrysanthemum is a symbol of longevity in China. Chrysanthemum flowers as well as rose buds have been part of traditional Chinese medicine for millennia.
The culture of chrysanthemums in China dates back to the 15th century BC. The chrysanthemum is classified in the category of superior plants and is part of the products related to the search for immortality.
The chrysanthemum "lifts the inhibition of blood and Qi, lightens the body, slows down aging and prolongs life". The "lightening of the body" was a goal aimed at reaching the ethereal state of the Immortals capable of flying and "riding the clouds".
Medicinal Properties of Chrysanthemum Flowers
Category in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Herbal medicine to disperse wind and clarify heat.
Part of the Plant Used in Our Infusions
We use dried chrysanthemum flowers in our infusions. They can be white or yellow.
Benefits of Chrysanthemum Flowers
Help with Eye Problems
Chrysanthemum flowers are particularly recommended to treat red and irritated eyes, improve vision and combat eye fatigue.
Help with High Blood Pressure
The chrysanthemum flower is used to combat high blood pressure. It can also help treat associated symptoms such as dizziness, tinnitus, and headaches associated with changes in blood pressure.
Detoxifies the Body
Chrysanthemum flowers are used to relieve the body of the accumulation of excess toxins in the blood. They can, in this context, help relieve headaches and help bring down certain fevers.