The plant is used in China to treat eye ailments. In conjunction with black pepper it is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea. The leaves are depurative. They are used in China in the treatment of migraine. The flowers are aperient, bitter, hypotensive, stomachic and vasodilator. They have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, E. coli, streptococcus, C. diphtheriae, Bacillus dysenteriae. The flowers are used in the treatment of furuncle, scrofula, deep-rooted boils, inflammation of the throat, eyes and cervix, eczema, itchiness of the skin and hypertension.An essential oil obtained from the plant contains chrysanthenone, this is active on the brain centre affected by Parkinson's disease.
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Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -10°c and should succeed outdoors in most parts of Britain. This species is closely related to D. x grandiflorum (the cultivated chrysanthemum) according to one report whilst another says that it is a parent of the cultivated chrysanthemum. It has been proposed (1999) to restore this species to Chrysanthemum as C. indicum L. since the plant is so widely known under this name.When bruised, the foliage has a pungent refreshing fragrance that is somewhat lemon-like and reminiscent of chamomile.
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