Jan 28, 2021
Speaking of chrysanthemum, we must be no stranger to it. We will immediately think of the chrysanthemum tea that is often brewed in our thermos cup. Its compatibility with wolfberry is a classic match for clearing liver and improving eyesight. This little chrysanthemum is not only beautiful and can be used as a substitute for tea, but also has a tradition of being used as medicine since ancient times.
Chrysanthemum is slightly cold, has the effects of dispersing wind-heat, suppressing liver yang, clearing liver and improving eyesight, clearing heat and detoxification, and can be used to treat cold, cough, sputum and other symptoms caused by external wind-heat. Specifically, this little chrysanthemum has the following two functions
① Anti-pathogen effect: Chrysanthemum has certain inhibitory effects on Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and β-hemolytic streptococcus) and human tuberculosis in vitro.
②Enhance capillary resistance: animal intraperitoneal injection can significantly inhibit the permeability of capillaries and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Chrysanthemums are classified into Haoju, Chuju, Gongju, and Hangju according to their origins and processing methods. They are called "Four Famous Chrysanthemums". When it comes to chrysanthemum toppings, everyone will think it is golden silk chrysanthemum. In fact, there is a kind of chrysanthemum, which can enhance immunity and resist free radicals. It is a plant wild in Lake Manitoba, Canada, the southeastern part of Saskatchewan, and the central and southern United States.
Echinacea does not seem to be as well-known in China as chrysanthemums, and it has not entered the public eye like chrysanthemum tea. However, its powerful effects make it impossible for humans to look away after discovering it.
It is one of the few botanicals found in the world that has the dual functions of immune enhancement and anti-inflammatory, and it is called "natural immune modulator" and "natural antibiotic". In the West, echinacea is a widely popular natural immune plant and immune treasure. Its use can be traced back to several Native American peoples. For example, the Chocolate Potters in Louisiana use echinacea roots to treat coughs; the Comanche uses echinacea leaves to soak in water to treat toothaches. In general, Native Americans used echinacea to treat wounds, snakebites, tonsillitis, headaches, and colds. It is just like our country's ginseng, which is legendary.
In the medical history of American doctors, the medicinal value of echinacea has been throughout the 19th century, and was first recorded in the Flora of Virginia in 1762. Cichoric acid, the main ingredient of echinacea extract, is the most widely used medicinal plant, and is generally used for colds, toothaches, snake bites and other traumas.
And its antioxidant ingredients are far beyond the reach of ordinary chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemum, echinacea is preferred.
It not only has a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effect, but its immune stimulating effect has also been used for more than a century. Experiments show that echinacea stimulates the activity of immune system cells. When these cells are active, white blood cells more quickly surround the disease-causing invaders, causing the virus or bacteria to die. The United States has used it as an alternative medicine for enhancing the immune system and purifying blood for many years, especially in the seasons when the season changes and colds and coughs are common.
When many people choose to take echinacea daily in winter to help avoid colds and flu. On the other hand, echinacea can reduce the duration of cold or flu.
For people with rheumatoid arthritis and steroid-based anti-inflammatory drugs, echinacea can also be used as a mild analgesic to relieve symptoms.
The most important thing is that, in addition to having more powerful effects than ordinary chrysanthemum, it has no side effects like ordinary chrysanthemum. As an herb, very mild.
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