Chrysanthemum provides a natural and mild way aiding detoxifying and cleansing of the body. It is commonly used in East Asia as a tea or as an ingredient for food or herbal medicine recipes. Chrysanthemum can also be used externally. Just soak flowers in warm water then patch them over eyes to relief dry or red eyes. As a supplement, it is used to reduce fever, prevent dry or sore throat, and promote detoxification by aiding cleansing of liver and bladder by being a mild and natural diuretic.
Because of its mellow floral flavor, mixing chrysanthemum with pu-erh tea to reduce earthiness is a common practice in southern China or Hong Kong. To prepare as a tea just add flowers in a glass or teapot then add hot water. Occasionally rock sugar or Stevia leafs are added for flavor. Each serving can be steeped multiple times through out the day as it is a very soothing beverage with no caffeine.