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The Therapeutic Uses of Chrysanthemum Flowers

Chrysanthemums are the national flower of Japan and the flower of the month for November in the United States. These beautiful flowers are one of the easiest to grow and maintain plants and they are not only pretty to look at, they are also extremely therapeutic! Available in over 30 different species, both annuals and perennials, chrysanthemums can be planted and grown in almost any season and with their wide array of uses there’s almost no excuse to go plant some mums today!

Therapeutic Uses of Chrysanthemum Flowers

The chrysanthemum is a plant that originally got its name from the Greek words for “gold” and “flower.” The “gold” in the chrysanthemum came from the mystical healing powers this colorful flower possessed. Today people use chrysanthemums to make various forms of medicine.

In traditional medicine, chrysanthemum has been used to treat chest pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, dizziness, and more. The flower has the ability to increase blood flow to the heart and has also been found to increase a person’s sensitivity to insulin.

Chrysanthemum tea is a popular drink used to heal the body. This therapeutic tea is a great aid to digestion, is helpful at relieving nausea, can clear up colds, and can lower fevers.

New research is showing that the flavonoid acacetin that is present in chrysanthemums may actually be able to fight prostate cancer- helping stop the cancer cells from growing.

With it’s many benefits, it seems silly not to go plant a field of chrysanthemums right now, but if you don’t have the time to build your own garden Veldkamp’s Flowers has you covered with a wide assortment of beautiful chrysanthemum arrangements.

This “Autumn Treasures” arrangement from Veldkamp’s Florist is a great choice to light up any room this November! Brilliant orange roses and orange mini carnations are accented with burgundy chrysanthemums and lush greens arranged to perfection in a classic clear glass vase to create a warm and dazzling way to decorate your home AND improve your health!