Floral Friday: Chrysanthemums

IMG_2787Chrysanthemums are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China.IMG_2798

Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC.

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Modern cultivated chrysanthemums are showier than their wild relatives. The flower heads occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like or decorative, like pompons or buttons. From Wikipedia

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26 thoughts on “Floral Friday: Chrysanthemums

  1. Mums are beautiful and your photos are gorgeous. I really like the bright red/pink ones that are daisy-like. I didn’t know they were used as an herb, but I am not surprised. The Chinese use a lot of flowers in remedies. My allergy tea has a combination of Chinese herbs and flowers in it.

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    1. Thank you! I did some searching and came up with this: Traditional Chinese Medicine traditional Chinese medicine Ju-hua is used in Chinese medicine in prescriptions for colds with wind, and heat, headache, inflamed eyes, swelling and pain in the throat, vertigo, tinnitus, sores such as boils, and tightness of the chest with anxiety. Chrysanthemum flowers soaked in rice wine are a historical restorative drink. Chrysanthemum is combined with Japanese honeysuckle in the treatment of high blood pressure.
      Ayurvedic Medicine ayurvedic medicinea Sevanti Chrysanthemum flower is a cooling anti-Pitta remedy with an affinity for the head. It cools pitta in the eyes and helps vision.

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  2. Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love , btw outstanding style. Audacity, a lot more audacity and always audacity. by Georges Jacques Danton. aeefcddedkeg

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