Properties: Protection, love, creativity
Folk names: Mum, Chrysanths, Button poms, Pom Poms
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum morifolium
Chrysanthemum is a flowering plant with many horticultural varieties that are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe. They were first cultivated as an herb in China as far back as the 15th century BC. In many cultures, chrysanthemums are used as offerings for the dead, therefore they can be used when working with ancestors or any spirits of the deceased. In addition to their use as offerings for the dead, chrysanthemum can also protect against any unquiet or unruly dead or support you as you work through grief. In East Asian cultures, chrysanthemum is often used in teas for healing, rejuvenation, and nourishment. In addition to tea, chrysanthemum can be used in sachets, added to an ancestor altar, burned as incense, or used in a bath.
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