- What other names is Chrysanthemum known by?
- What is Chrysanthemum?
- How does Chrysanthemum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Chrysanthemum.
Chrysanthemum is used to treat chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fever, cold, headache, dizziness, and swelling.
In combination with other herbs, chrysanthemum is also used to treat prostate cancer.
As a beverage, chrysanthemum is very popular as a summertime tea in southern China.
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- Diabetes. Early research suggests that taking a specific product containing Chinese chrysanthemum and chromium (jiangtangkang) by mouth three times daily for 6 months might lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Stomach cancer. Early research suggests that taking a combination of chrysanthemum, licorice, and Panax pseudoginseng (Hua-sheng-ping) might reverse the development of precancerous stomach sores in some people.
- Chest pain (angina).
- High blood pressure.
- Prostate cancer.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chrysanthemum if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Plant allergies: Chrysanthemum is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family of plants and may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to other plants from this family. Other members of this family include ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking chrysanthemum.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011