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Chrysanthemum
Asteraceae
Dendrathem morifolium


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Asteraceae Family

Dendrathem Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Mum, Ye Ju, Ju Hua, pellitory, feverfew, ox-eye daisy, and sunflower


Location

Native to China and Japan, A hybrid of garden origin.Now cultivated in Europe, the United States, and many other places in the world because of the great commercial demand for the flowers. It grows in the wild in eastern Asia. Found in Well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Grasslands on mountain slopes, thickets, wet places by rivers, fields, roadsides, saline places by seashores, under shrubs

Physical Description
Chrysanthemums are widely grown commercially for their showy red, white, or yellow blossoms, which are produced in late summer and fall. The blossoms range from daisy-like in appearance to very shaggy. Although most of the popular varieties are new hybrids, chrysanthemums originally came from China, India, and Korea; they are the floral emblem of the imperial family. The Chinese varieties are the tallest, reaching heights of 1.2 m (4 ft) or more. Indian or pompon varieties have smallest flowers


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Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Used for thousands of years to reduce fever and the feverish discomforts of colds and headaches, this cooling herb will also help to reduce inflammation. It is an old and reliable tonic for good eye health, relieving strain, night blindness and sore, tired eyes.

Medicinal Uses: Chrysanthemum is believed to support good coronary health. It is thought to promote healthy blood pressure levels, dilate the coronary arteries, and increase blood flow to the heart. The flower has used to relieve hypertension and is said to be helpful in cases of angina.

Considered an antibacterial, Chrysanthemum is believed to inhibit the growth of pathogens, making it useful in preventing many diseases. In addition, new research has indicated that one of the flavonoids, acacetin, has been said to inhibit cell growth and cell cycle progression in certain human prostate cells.

Chrysanthemum is famous for its cooling qualities that have been known in herbal medicine for thousands of years and have been used to reduce fevers, relieve inflammation, feverish colds, and headaches, and to generally clear heat from the body. It has been a favorite for countering the effects of hot climates.

Chrysanthemum is believed to help strengthen the eyes and is said to clear eyesight and relieve the discomforts of sore, red, tired, and itchy eyes. It is also thought to be useful in cases of night blindness.

Chrysanthemum is thought to nourish and soothe the liver and has been used to ease liver-related disorders.

Externally, a wash made of the flowers has been used to treat conjunctivitis and skin diseases.

Food Uses: The flower heads are pickled in vinegar. Young leaves - cooked. An aromatic tea is made from the leaves. Seed. No more details are given but it is very small and would be rather fiddly to use.

The flower heads or petals are parboiled and served as a salad with tofu and seasoned with vinegar or soy sauce. They can also be prepared as tempura, pickled, dried, or added to soups. The petals contain about 1.9% protein, 0.9% fat, 5.3% carbohydrate, 0.7% ash. Leaves - cooked. Used as fritters, they are aromatic. Some varieties have been selected for their low bitterness. An aromatic tea is made from the leaves. A tangy aromatic tea is made from the flowers or flower petals. For a sweeter tea only the petals are used.

Other Notes: The Double Ninth Festival, also named Chong Yang Festival, falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hence it gets name of Double Ninth Festival. On this day, people would like to drink chrysanthemum wine and have chrysanthemum cakes.

There are reports of this flower being mentioned in ‘Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica’ in China during A.D.1. an emblem to the Chinese. Japan's national flower Chrysanthemum is associated with November.





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