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Chrysanthemum Flowers

£1.29

COMMON NAME      Standardized: chrysanthemum flower Other: florist's chrysanthemum flower, mum

BOTANICAL NAME         Chrysanthemum  Plant Family: Asteraceae

INTRODUCTION  
The wild chrysanthemum flower is a sprawling, leafy plant with clusters of daisy like flowers at its crown. Though it was first officially described in the west by the famous Botanist Karl Linnaeus in 1753, it has a long and rich history in Eastern medicine. The Chinese first described the chrysanthemum flower in the 15th century B.C.E., and by the 8th century C.E., it was introduced to Japan. Enthralled by its brilliant appearance and variety of uses, it became a national symbol in Japan and is recognized as the official seal of the Emperor. It continues to be one of the most important herbs in traditional Japanese medicine, and is thought to hold the power of life.

CONSTITUENTS  
Ascorbic acid, beta-cartone, calcium, fiber, folacin, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, riboflavin, essential oils.

PARTS USED          
Whole flowers

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS   
Teas, tinctures, creams, lotions, soaps, bath bombs, etc. When making the tea, be sure to allow the herb to steep in hot water for no more than 10 minutes in a closed vessel, to preserve the essential oil. May also be taken as a capsule.

PRECAUTIONS    
Specific: Persons highly sensitive to ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) may be sensitive to chrysanthemum.

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.  For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease