Source Wild Chrysanthemum Flower is the dried capitulum of Chrysanthemum indicum L. (Fam. Compositae).
Producing Areas Jiangsu, Anhui, Sichuan and Guangxi, etc.
Properties Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Channels Lung, Liver
•Eliminates heat and toxins
For scrofula, furuncles, sores, deep rooted boils, eczema and pruritus.
For liver heat and wind-fire causing reddened eyes.
Usage and Dosage
10 – 15g is used in decoction, or the juice of 30 – 60g of the fresh is taken orally.
The pounded or decoction is also used externally.
Notes Contraindicated in the case with asthenic cold of the spleen and stomach.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is integrated with yellow flowers, greyish green involucre and strong fragrance.
Identifying Wild Chrysanthemum Flower and Chrysanthemum Flower
Wild Chrysanthemum Flower: More bitter in flavour, cold in nature, effective in clearing away heat, eliminating toxins and treating carbuncles.
Chrysanthemum Flower: Strongly pungent, effective in dispersing wind-heat in upper energiser and relieving headache and blood-shot eyes.