Anthemis grandiflorum, Anthemis stipulacea, Chrysanthème, Chrysanthème des Jardins, Chrysanthemum sinense, Chrysanthemum stipulaceum, Chrysanthemum morifolium, Crisantemo, Dendranthema grandiflorum, Dendranthema morifolium, Fleur d'Or, Florist's Chrysanthemum, Flos Chrysantemi, Ju Hua, Matricaria morifolia, Mum, Yao Jiu Ha, Ye Ju Hua.


Overview Information

Chrysanthemum is a flowering plant. It is commonly called a mum. It gets its name from the Greek words for "gold" and "flower." People use the flowers to make medicine.

Chrysanthemum is used for chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

As a beverage, chrysanthemum is very popular as a summertime tea in southern China.

How does it work?

Chrysanthemum may increase blood flow to the heart. It may also increase sensitivity to insulin.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of chrysanthemum for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough information to know if chrysanthemum is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough information to know if chrysanthemum is safe when applied to the skin. In some people, chrysanthemum can cause allergic reactions. Chrysanthemum can also cause skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

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.



We currently have no information for CHRYSANTHEMUM Interactions.



The appropriate dose of chrysanthemum depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chrysanthemum. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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