Wild Chrysanthemum Flower (Ye Ju Hua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Flos Chrysanthemi Indici|
|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum indicum L.|
|Common Name:||Wild Chrysanthemum flower
Flower of indian dendranthema
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing in the second century|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, acrid cool|
|Functions:||Clears heat, eliminates toxins, and is commonly used to treat furuncles, carbuncles, sores, sore throat and red eyes.|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Carbuncles and furuncles:
*Use with Pu Gong Yin (Herba Taraxaci), Zi Hua Di Ding (Herba Violae) and Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae) internally or topically.
2. Eye Redness, swelling and pain:
*Combine with Xia Ku Cao (Spica Prunellae) and Sang Ye (Folium Mori) for use internally as an herbal decoction, or topically as an eyewash.
Use alone internally as an herbal decoction or topically as an herbal wash.
|Dosage:||10 to 15 grams. May be used both internally and externally.|
|Cautions:||Ye Ju Hua has antiplatelet influence, and should be used with cuation in patients who take anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. Though this potential interaction has not been documented, this herb may potentiate the effect of the drugs.|