Chrysanthemum morifolium (Ju Hua)
Atmospheric energy: slightly cold
Flavor: bitter, sweet, acrid
Meridians: Lung and Liver
Tonic actions: Anti-inflammatory, eye tonic
Chrysanthemum flower is used to clear heat, disperse wind, soothe the liver and improve vision. It can be used for the common cold, fevers, headaches and reddening of the eyes. It is more effective for wind-heat syndrome with symptoms of fever and sore throat. Those who are weak or have diarrhea should not use chrysanthemum flowers.