Chrysanthemum – Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi)

juhuaSource: Ju Hua – the capitulum of the perennial herbaceous plant, Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat, family Compositae.

Function: Ju Hua expels wind and clears heat, clears liver-fire to treat eye diseases and eliminate toxins.

Application: Ju Hua is for the common cold due to wind and heat or early stages of febrile disease manifested as fever, headacheand cough. Ju Hua is used for red, swollen and painful eyes with blurred vision. It can be used for dizziness and headache due to the hyperactivity of liver-yang. The fresh herb can be pounded into juice and drunk, while the pulp can be used to cover the affected site. Ju Hua can also be drank as tea or as a refreshing drink.