This is quality chrysanthemum in China. Traditional Chinese medicine claims that chrysanthemum tea can be a great aid in the prevention of sore throat and fever, or that it can lessen the severity of the symptoms once they've presented. In Korea they believe that it can act as a stimulant and is used to help keep people alert and awake. Western holistic and herbal medicine touts the benefits of drinking this tea to treat atherosclerosis and varicose veins, though this has yet to be definitively proven in clinical studies. Furthermore, it has been shown to have a wide variety of potential medicinal properties, including anti-HIV-1, antibacterial[ and antimycotic.