Diabetes, Chest pain (angina), High blood pressure, Fevers, Headache, Dizziness, cooling and anti-inflammation, bone disorders (osteoporosis)
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Chrysanthemum is a flowering plant. It is commonly called a mum. It is a species of flowering plants in the aster family (Asteraceae), native primarily to subtropical and temperate areas of the Old World. Chrysanthemums are especially common in East Asia, where they are often depicted in art. It gets its name from the Greek words for "gold" and "flower." People use the flowers to make medicine.
Most plants of the genus are perennial herbs or subshrubs. Many have simple aromatic leaves that alternate along the stem. Some have both disk and ray flowers in the heads, but others lack ray or disk flowers. Cultivated species and hybrids usually have large flower heads; those of wild species are much smaller.
Cultivated species, often called mums, are grown as fall-blooming ornamentals and are important in the floral industry. Florists’ chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum ×morifolium) has more than 100 cultivars, including button, pompon, daisy, and spider forms.
Chrysanthemum is used for chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
As a beverage, chrysanthemum is very popular as a summertime tea in southern China.
How does it work?
Chrysanthemum may increase blood flow to the heart. It may also increase sensitivity to insulin.
Possible side effects include:
- In some people, chrysanthemum can cause allergic reactions. Chrysanthemum can also cause skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chrysanthemum if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Plant allergies: Chrysanthemum is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family of plants and may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to other plants from this family. Other members of this family include ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking chrysanthemum
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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