Flos Chrysanthemi

 

Source
Capitulum of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat., family Cbmpositae.

Characteristics
Capitulum oblate, with 3-4 layers of involucre and several rows of ligulate flowers on the periphery. Flowers white or yellow; numerous tubular ones gathered in the center, yellow. Acrid, sweet and bitter in taste, slightly cold in nature, and attributive to liver and lung channel~

Indication
1. Expel wind and clear away heat: For common cold of wind-heat type and the early stage of seasonal febrile disease with superficial syndrome.
2. Clear away liver-fire to treat eye disease: For liver-fire syndrome with redness, swelling and pain of the eye: For blurring of vision due to hypofunction of liver used together with Fructus Lycii, Radix Rehmanniae, etc.
3. Calm the sthenic liver energy: For headache and dizziness due to hypoactivity of liver-yang.
4. Clear away heat and toxic materials: For carbuncle due to intensive heat, usually used with Flos Chrysanthemi Indici.

Pharmacological Action
1. Dilating coronary artery and increasing coronary flow in rabbits in vitro.
2. Sedative and antipyretic.

Administration Decoction:
3-10g; 10-30g for severe heat cases.


   

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