Chysanthemum F.I.T.T - 60 grams
By Dragon Herbs
Chrysanthemum Flower (Chrysanthemum morifolium) is used as a tonic herb. It is consumed as a tea to nourish the Yin and as an herb to remove wind and heat (inflammation) from various areas of the body.
For thousands of years it has been used in China and is considered by many to be a “longevity herb” because of its excellent and gentle anti-inflammatory actions. Today, it continues to be one of the most commonly consumed herbs in Asia, taken by millions of people every day as a delicious, satisfying and healing beverage that addresses many common health issues. Chrysanthemum is classified as a surface-relieving herb with yin-nourishing properties. It is a time-tested “cooling herb” that disperses excess “heat” in the surface of the body.
According to traditional Chinese herbal theory its functions include nourishing Yin, dispersing wind and heat (especially from the face, head and upper body), brightening the eyes, relieving dry eyes, headaches and calming the liver. Chrysanthemum Flower is renowned for clearing the skin. It is most famous and widely used to improve vision and clear heat from the eyes. It is very widely used by those who tend to experience dry eyes..
Chrysanthemum is also used in Asia to clear the mind. Consuming a relaxing cup of Chrysanthemum tea at bedtime is believed to improve one’s memory. It can help prevent or relieve migraines and headaches. Consumed during the day or in the evening, it helps relieve stress and tension.
For conditions that involve heat and inflammation, you may consult with your doctor or a certified herbalist for other specific uses of this tea.