Chrysanthemum Extract is an extract powder taken from the flower of the chrysanthemum plant. This product appears as a yellowish-brown powder. It can be used in nutritional supplements to reduce fever, calm the liver, help with visual acuity, cure headaches and dizziness.
Chrysanthemum has many purported medicinal uses, including an aid in recovery from influenza, acne and as a "cooling" herb. According to traditional Chinese medicine the tea can aid in the prevention of sore throat and promote the reduction of fever. In Korea, it is known well for its medicinal use for making people more alert and is often used as a pick-me-up to render the drinker more awake. In western herbal medicine, Chrysanthemum is drunk or used as a compress to treat circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and atherosclerosis.
In traditional Chinese medicine, chrysanthemum is also said to clear the liver and the eyes. It is believed to be effective in treating eye pain associated with stress or yin/fluid deficiency. It is also used to treat blurring, spots in front of the eyes, diminished vision, and dizziness. The liver is associated with the element Wood which rules the eyes and is associated with anger, stress, and related emotions.
Brewing Guide: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ¼ to ½ teaspoonful of powder. Drink 1-2 cups of it daily.