Ju Hua


Ju Hua in TCM:

Explore the properties of Ju Hua according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: chrysanthemum flower
Pharmacuetical Name: Flos Chrysanthemi
Properties: acrid, sweet, bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
clears heat, eliminates toxins

    Alternate Forms:
  • huang ju hua: to disperse wind-heat relieve toxicity
  • bai ju hua: to clear LV and subdue LV yang

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels Wind Heat (W/H with fever and headache, sore throat)
  • Subdues LV Yang; Clears LV; benefits eyes (dry eyes due to wind-heat, red, swollen, or yin deficiency, or Liver fire flaring up; Liver yang hyperactivity with dizziness, headache, deafness; modern use for hypertension)
  • Clears Toxic Heat (skin disorders like boils, carbuncles, sores)

    Special Notes:
  • Ju Hua has antibiotic and vasodilative properties.

  • (cc: qi deficient patients with poor appetite or diarrhea)