Chrysanthemum [Chrysanthemum morifolium]

Chrysanthemum has been used for over 3,000 years in Chinese medicine.

It is commonly brewed into a tea, and because of its fortifying, tissue-protecting nutrients and antimicrobial activity, it is used to treat respiratory problems, high blood pressure, and hyperthyroidism.

Described as the late summer herb, Chrysanthemum assists the clearing of season allergies and congestion; as an expectorant, it supports the respiratory system. When made into an infusion, it can be used to calm inflamed tissues and assist in the healing of infection.

As a cousin of feverfew, it is used as a yin tonic aiding the clearing of heat in the body, relieving congestion which may cause tension.