C H R Y S A N T H E M U M . 9

General Activities
dispels wind-heat, relieves pain, improves vision

Sample Indications for Use
headache (wind-heat type), hypertension, eye disorders (eg tearing, glaucoma), post-stroke syndrome, common cold, influenza

To Personalise, Add
Angelica 14, Cnidium 9 or Upper Palace Tablets for headache
Uncaria 6 or Albizzia 9 for hypertension
Celosia 10 or Chien li Tablets for eye disorders
Morus Fruit Tablets for impaired vision or hearing
Platycodon 14 for sinus pain or trigeminal neuralgia
Forsythia 18 or Ilex 15 for acute infection with fever and flushed face

This formula is intended for short-term use in treating acute infections, but may be used for up to several months in treating hypertension.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, pueraria and clerodendron dried hot water extracts are added, and the mixture is formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Chrysanthemum 9 is a new formulation based on treatment of wind-heat. This syndrome, which may produce fever, sore throat, eye irritation, and headache, can be treated either as a toxic-heat syndrome (see Ilex 15 and Forsythia 18 for examples of that approach) or as a disorder that causes vascular congestion, which is the focus of Chrysanthemum 9. Vascular congestion produces a headache, sometimes severe (as in migraine), which is an objective of this formula; achyranthes is included to drain stagnated blood downward. Chrysanthemum 9 differs from other headache formulas: Angelica 14 is for wind-cold, Cnidium 9 is for blood stasis (combined with a wind syndrome), Patrinia 14 is for headache due to sinus infection, and Gentiana 12 is for liver fire. The wind-heat disorder often comes on quickly and the patient has a hot, irritable feeling (though usually no fever); it may accompany an acute illness, such as common cold and influenza (the traditional treatment is Morus & Chrysanthemum Combination, Sang Ju Yin, which can be approximated by combining Chrysanthemum 9 with Ilex 15). The ingredients were also selected for their ability to treat hypertension (see Clerodendron 6). This formula improves circulation to the brain, relaxes the vessels, and helps treat renal hypertension., Alternative hypertension formulas are Uncaria 6, which is aimed at treating internal wind with liver/kidney deficiency and Tian Ma Gou Teng Pian (Pine Mountain), which treats internal wind and fire agitation. For patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia, one can add Lotus Leaf Tablets. Gastrodia is replaced by its symbiotic mushroom, which has the same active components and same actions.

Ingredients
English
Chrysanthemum, Vitex, Pueraria (ext), Clerodendron (ext), Morus leaf, Cnidium, Achyranthes, Gastrodia (m), Tribulus
Pin Yin
yejhua, manjingzi, gegen, chouwutong, sangye, chuanziong, niuxi, tianma, baijili