What is it? 
Chrysanthemums are popular perennial plants from the Compositae family that are grown for cut flowers and for bedding plants.

How can I avoid it? 
Avoidance of the Chrysanthemum plant and substances containing the plant extract is the only way to avoid allergic contact dermatitis to this substance. For florists, growers, gardeners, and other who have dermatitis limited to the hands, wearing latex or nitrile gloves may be helpful.  Sometimes people can develop eyelid or facial dermatitis from the pollen exposure in the air.  If this happens, then one must avoid being around these plants at all.  Sensitivity to other members of the Compositae family of plants can also occur. These plants include daisies, ragweed, dandelion, artichoke, feverfew, cocklebur, and many other common weeds.

Uses:
  • Herbal teas and other culinary uses (rice wine flavorant)
  • Natural insecticide
  • Medicinal uses in alternative medicine

Other names for Chrysanthemum:
Chrysanthemum indicum 
  • Chrysanthemum morifolium
  • Dendranthema grandiflora 
  • Mum
  • Chrysanths

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other compositae
  • Fragrances

How safe is it?

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