Chrysanthemum Flower (Juhua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Chrysanthemi|
|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.|
|Common Name:||Chrysanthemum flower|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The chrysanthemum flower is gathered and then dried in the shade.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, sweet, bitter and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Lung and liver|
|Functions:||To disperse wind and clear heat
To release toxins and brighten the eyes
To pacify the liver
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever, headache, chills and sore throat.
*Use with Mulberry leaf (Sangye), Mentha (Bohe) and Platycodon root (Jiegeng) in the formula Sang Ju Yin.
2. Wind-heat in the liver meridian or an upward attack of the liver fire manifested as red, swelling and painful eyes.
*Use with Mulberry leaf (Sangye), Cicada slough (Chantui) and Prunella spike (Xiakucao).
3. Yin deficiency in the liver and kidneys manifested as blurred vision and dizziness.
*Use with Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) and Grossy privet fruit (Nuzhenzi) in the formula Qi Ju Dihuang Wan.
4. Hyperactivity of liver Yang manifested as dizziness, vertigo and blurred vision.
*Use with Cassia seed (Juemingzi), Uncaria stem (Gouteng) and White peony root (Baishao).
|Cautions:||The yellow chrysanthemum flower is mainly indicated in wind-heat exterior syndrome, while the white chrysanthemum flower is used to pacify the liver, expel wind and brighten the eyes.|