Chinese Herb: Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower), Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii

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Chinese Herb: Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower), Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii

Herb 7 of 12 in Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Slightly Cold Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
Chinese:
菊花
Tone Marks:
jú huā

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Releases Wind and Heat
    For Wind-Heat syndromes with fever, headache, and red, painful, dry eyes.
  • Clears Heat in the Liver Channel
    Used for Wind-Heat affecting the eyes, or Yin Deficiency of the Liver and kidneys causing blurry vision, dizziness, and spots in front of the eyes.
  • Stops Wind
    Used to calm the Liver and relieve symptoms of ascending Liver yang.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in patients with qi Deficiency, diarrhea, and poor appetite.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 4.5-15 grams.
  • Part used: flower head.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.