A Zen Remedy To Cure Tired Eyes
CHRYSANTHEMUM / (kri-san-the-mem) / n. / 1. A flowering plant distinguished by its large golden center and rings of brightly colored petals; / 2. / First cultivated in China around the fifteenth century B.C. and later inspired the name of the ancient Chinese city Ju-Xian, meaning “chrysanthemum city”; / 3. / A traditional tisane tea that helps decrease body heat and ease and soothe a sore throat.; / 4. / A perennial believed to ward off evil that is celebrated during China’s Double Ninth Festival in October; / 5. / Used in an infusion that diminishes the appearance of puffiness around the eye area, e.g., “Skip the cucumbers and pat on some chrysanthemum instead to soothe your peepers.”
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