Chrysanthemum is a perennial herb that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to China and Japan and it is grown in Indian gardens for its ornamental multi-colored flowers. Apart from their ornamental flowers, Chrysanthemum is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Chrysanthemum extracts and oil have been used in herbal medicine for their antibacterial and antibiotic properties
According to a myth, it was once thought that drinking from the steam that flows between Chrysanthemums brings long life to people. So, to live a healthy and long life, people started making teas and wine using these flowers.