October 26, 2009

Autumn is the time for my favorite flowers, chrysanthemum. White or pink, yellow or red, they all are extremely beautiful, tender and sensitive, just like old Italian romantic songs. In herbal medicine, Chrysanthemum indicum has been one of the principal herbs in traditional Chinese medicine since the ancient times. Chrysanthemum tea was quite a popular treatment in ancient China for a great number of inflammatory diseases, including stomatitis, influenza, tonsillitis, pneumonia, dermatosis, etc. Also, special tinctures and herbal mixtures with Chrysanthemum flowers were used for external purposes: in particular, as an effective skin treatment, as a remedy for fever reduction, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »