Botanical Name : Chrysanthemum japonense
Family : Asteraceae
Chrysanthemum is the common name and genus name for a group of erect, herbaceous perennial plants in the flowering plant family Asteraceae (aster, daisy or sunflower family), generally characterized by aromatic, deeply lobed, alternate leaves and often large and showy flowers. The term also is used for the flower head of any of these plants, many of which are cultivated as ornamentals. Cultivated species often are called mums and these tend to have large, radiate flower heads versus smaller flower heads in wild species.
Used in traditional medicine to treat hypertension, angina, fever, and various inflammatory diseases.