TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "ju hua" which in english is "chrysanthemum flower", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ju Hua has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ju hua:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ju hua is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
As noted above, ju hua is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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