Introduction to Wild Chrysanthemums Extract
Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. An ancient Chinese city was named Ju-Xian, meaning ''chrysanthemum city''. The flower was introduced into Japan probably in the 8th century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a ''Festival of Happiness'' in Japan that celebrates the flower. The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century.
Main Functions of Wild Chrysanthemums Extract
Edible Chrysanthemum flowers and leaves figure as garnish and ingredients in innumerable Chinese recipes. Chrysanthemum is often combined with tea leaves to make a delicious drink.
Medicinally, Chrysanthemum is used as an infusion, decoction, tincture and poultice. Chrysanthemum is used as a multipurpose sedative in Chinese medicine. It helps relieve cough, and lower anxiety and blood pressure. Research in China using about 60 grams daily of Chrysanthemum morifolium flowers for lowering vascular pressure reported case success rates of 17.1% very effective, 51.4% effective, 31.5% not effective. Note the high dose level, thus indicating that Chrysanthemum is regarded as safe.
The flowers have been shown scientifically to have antibacterial, antifungal and hypertensive effects, thus illuminating Chrysanthemum's traditional use for dizziness, ocular inflammation, and skin boils.
The flowers also contain several strong anti-inflammatory compounds, effective both internally and externally. Of fifteen isolated Chrysanthemum compounds, all showed potent inhibitory effects against abnormal cells.
Usage Of Wild Chrysanthemums Extract
For external use, appropriate quantity to be made into decoction for washing or made into ointment for topical application.