Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antihypertensive
Clears heat, disperses wind, soothes the liver, improves vision. Used for the common cold, fevers, headaches, conjunctivitis, reddening of the eyes, and some cases of deafness. This herb is excellent for fevers with headache and for counteracting the effects of hot climate. While this is a surface- relieving herb, it also has some yin-nourishing properties.
The white chrysanthemum flower is used to relieve hypertension, pacify the liver, expel wind, and clear eyesight. The yellow
chrysanthemum flower is more effective for wind-heat syndrome with symptoms of fever and sore throat.