Chrysanthemum Flowers Whole

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Chrysanthemum, known as simply mum, is a member of the sunflower family. The plant has a long history of use in Japan, where the daisy-like flower has been brewed into tea since the 8th century B.C.E. and is the emblem of the Emperor today.

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approximate cups to one pound15
active compoundsAlkaloids, volatile oil, flavonoids, vitamin B1, betaine and choline, sesquiterpene lactones.
plant part usedflower

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaFlowery with a light, pleasant aroma.


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cosmeticThe flowers are used to make compresses and tinctures for topical use.
decorativeAdd to display potpourri mixtures.
culinaryCombine the flowers the green or black tea, or use in herbal tea blends.

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[ cornflower tip: Pair chrysanthemum flowers with cornflower for a colorful and pleasant herbal tea.   ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

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chrysanthemum flowers

Floral and pleasant. Pairs well with green teas and black teas, as well as cornflower, borage, chamomile in herbal tea blends.

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what else you should know

chrysanthemum flowers

Chrysanthemum, also known as florist's daisy and hardy garden mum, is a popular fall-blooming garden ornamental in eastern North America, although the plant is actually native to Asia.

In China, where the plant is called Ju Hua, chrysanthemum has been cultivated for thousands of years for making teas. Chrysanthemum, together with bamboo, the plum blossom and the orchid, collectively comprise The Four Gentlemen or The Four Noble Ones. Singularly, chrysanthemum represents the brave warrior, the introspective hermit, longevity and good fortune in the Language of Flowers. The plant is so highly revered in China that it has been celebrated with an annual festival since the Song Dynasty, which spanned from 960 until 1279 AD.


Description: Chrysanthemum is a perennial herb growing up to 5 feet with yellow flowers. Cultivated in spring or early summer by gathering the flower heads and drying them in the sun.

Safety: Not recommended for those with existing conditions of diarrhea or weakness.

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