Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Common English: Wild Chrysanthemum Flower
Indian Dendranthema Flower    
Herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
(Slightly Toxic)
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Fire and resolves toxicity

Fire toxicity with sore, swollen throat

Furuncles, carbuncles and sores, scrofula, goiter, (Chuang Yung)

Liver-Wind Fire causing red eyes, blurred vision

As an external wash for itching

  • Use caution, this herb injures Stomach Qi.
  • Use caution when used in conjunction with anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin) and enoxaparin (Lovenox) or antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin, dipyridamole (Persantine) and clopidogrel (Plavix) as it may potentiate the effects of these drugs.

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Fol. Mori
Sang Ye

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding



Red, swollen, painful eyes. (internally or topically as an eye wash)

Carbuncles and furuncles.

  1. This herb has recently used in treating hypertension either alone or as an infusion.
  2. For blurry eyes, make a pillow with this herb.
  3. This herb is said to lower high blood pressure.
  4. Ye Ju Hua more powerfully drains Fire and resolves toxicity than Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua and is often used to treat toxic swollen sores and boils.
  5. This herb is said to relax the Heart and has anti-viral and antibacterial properties
  6. It is also a lymphatic decongestant.
  7. One source says that this herb breaks up Blood Stasis.
  8. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  9. It is said that this herb removes female hematocele and cures virulent furuncles and erysipelas.
  10. The root of this herb is said to cure non-ulcerated scrofula when pounded, decocted and taken with wine. The dregs are applied to the lesion.
  11. This herb works very to remove toxic material both topically and internally.
  12. Charred Wild Chrysanthemum resolve toxicity and stop bleeding. A honey pill made with Ye Ju Hua, Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang, Rz. Zingiberis Preparata Pao JIang, Sanguisorbae Di Yu and Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi treats Intestinal Wind with bleeding.