Chrysanthemum has been used in Chinese medicine to treat many conditions including anxiety, insomnia, migraine, hypertension and inflammation.
It is known to have a calling and calming properties, often compared to camomile. It is also reported to have anti-inflammtory, anti-hypertensive and anti-arthritis effects.
It is rich in Vitamin A and beta carotene as well as vitamin B,C, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium.
The compound in chrysanthemum called anthocyanins is a powerful antioxidant. It may help reduce blood pressure, risk of heart disease, prevent neurological diseases and may have anti-tumour effects.
Chrysanthemum is kwon for its sedative properties and anti-anxiety. this may be caused by its effects on GABA and serotnin receptors.
An increasing number of studies have shown that chrysanthemums have protective effects toward different types of liver injury and bone health. It may inhibit cells that breakdown bone and enhance cells that rebuild bone.