Chrysanthemum is a perpetual herbaceous plant belonging to the Asteraceae family and genus Chrysanthemum. It is one of the top ten famous flowers in China, and its ornamental, edible, and medicinal values are all high. The chrysanthemum is characterized by a flowering period, a wide variety of varieties, a wide range of uses, and the color of the flowers.

Chrysanthemum typs and classification

There are many varieties of chrysanthemum. According to the chrysanthemum color, it can be divided into yellow chrysanthemums, white chrysanthemums, pink chrysanthemums, etc.

According to the classification of the flowering period, it can be divided into summer chrysanthemum, autumn chrysanthemum, and winter chrysanthemum.

According to the shape of chrysanthemum petals, it can be divided into flat petals, spoon petals, tube petals, cinnamon petals, etc.

In addition, we can also classify chrysanthemums according to their stems, leaf shapes, and cultivation methods.

pink orange yellow chrysanthemums

Different varieties of chrysanthemums have different flower languages and different meanings in China. The yellow chrysanthemum represents a touch of love, the white chrysanthemum expresses sadness, and the dark red chrysanthemum has a coquettish meaning.

Suppose the chrysanthemum and the pine tree are painted together. In that case, the pine chrysanthemum will last forever, representing the meaning of wishing people health and longevity.

How do you eat a chrysanthemum?

Chrysanthemum Tea

There are many ways to make chrysanthemum tea. chrysanthemum cassia tea, chrysanthemum wolfberry tea, chrysanthemum lemon tea, and chrysanthemum honeysuckle tea, etc.

The brewing method is also very simple. First, put the chrysanthemum and the matching food into the cup. Then, brew it with moderate-temperature hot water and drink it.

Chrysanthemum Porridge

The method of making chrysanthemum porridge is also very simple. First, brew the chrysanthemums with hot water. Then, remove the chrysanthemums, and take the chrysanthemum water. Finally, cook the porridge with rice for about 20 minutes on low heat.

Chrysanthemum Wine

chrysanthemum wine glass

Making chrysanthemum wine is troublesome. Let me simply explain the steps. First, you need to soak the glutinous rice overnight, then take it out and drain the water. Then put it into a pot, and steam it. Air the steamed glutinous rice until it becomes warm. After, put it in a pot to seal for two or three days to become glutinous rice wine.

Wash the chrysanthemum, drain the water, put it into the glutinous rice brewed for two or three days, stir evenly, and seal it for about a week. Finally, you can taste chrysanthemum wine.

Chrysanthemum Cake

Chrysanthemum cake is a dessert, and the production steps are clunky. You need chrysanthemums, sugar, medlars to make chrysanthemum cake. First, boil the chrysanthemums with water, then take out the flowers and leave only chrysanthemum water. Next, add sugar and vegetable powder to the water, stir and heat simultaneously, and turn off the heat as soon as it boils. Then pour the boiled water into the mold, and add broken medlar. Finally, let it cool and form, and then de-mold it for eating.

Chrysanthemum Soup

Chrysanthemum soup is also a dessert, but it should be simpler to make. Wash the snow fungus first, soak for 2 hours and tear it into small pieces. Then wash the lotus seeds, put them in the pot together with the snow fungus, add water, and simmer for about 2 hours. After cooking, add chrysanthemums and add a little sugar as your taste.

Other uses of chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum Pillow

two chrysanthemum pillows

You can put the yellow chrysanthemum, white chrysanthemum, Tartary buckwheat husk, black bean husk, and cassia seed into the pillow core, and put it on the pillowcase to complete the chrysanthemum pillow. Sleeping with a chrysanthemum pillow can relieve dry eyes, fatigue, blurred vision, red and swollen eyes, and other body discomforts.

Chrysanthemum Foot Bath

Put the right amount of chrysanthemum in the pot, then add water to boil. After boiling, add some cold water to soak your feet. When soaking your feet, you should pay attention that the surface of the water should be below the ankles so that the effect of the feet is good. In addition, the time of soaking your feet should not be too long. Otherwise, it will be harmful to your health.

Chrysanthemum Eyewash

Soak the dried chrysanthemum with hot water of about 80°C. Next, put the gauze into the soaked chrysanthemum tea, take it out, twist it slightly without wringing it dry, and then apply it to the eyes. This remedy can effectively relieve eye fatigue, but you must note that the water temperature is not too high. Otherwise, it is easy to damage your retina.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.