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– Japan’s national flower, is an important herb in both Japanese and Chinese traditional medicine.
– Sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.
– Wild Chrysanthemum taxa are herbaceous perennial plants or subshrubs.
– This is also known as favorite flower for the month of November.
– Stems may carry one flower or multiple blooms.
– There are also spoon-shaped, quill-shaped, threadlike or spider-like florets.
– Colors include pink, yellow, red, white, bronze, magenta and purple
– The inner portion of the flower head (or disc) is composed of small flowers with tubular corollas; these are the disc florets.
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Chrysanthemum zawadskii var latilobum
– Has been widely used as a tea in Korea.
– Known as “Gujulcho” in Korea, has been used in traditional medicine to treat various inflammatory diseases.
– Negatively regulates osteoclast differentiation
– May be a therapeutic candidate for the treatment of various bone diseases.
– Natural coolant and helps lower body temperature while suffering from fevers or heat strokes.
– Natural remedy for acne and pimples.
– Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
– Helps regulate high blood pressure and beneficial to hypertension patients.
– It calms the nerves, ease anxiety and stress
– Increases blood flow to the heart and thus good for maintaining good cardiac health.
– Helps in your digestion.
– Zero calorie content, used to treat obesity and as an aid to lose weight.
– Improve vision and hearing and is given in cases of dizziness, blurred vision and spots in front of the eyes.
– Helpful in cases of night blindness and to treat conjunctivitis.