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Description

Cornflower's beautiful blue colour is used to add a flourish to food and drink recipes.

The dried flowers are used also to make medicine. People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention and chest congestion. The dried flowers are antipruritic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, very purgative and tonic. An infusion can be used in the treatment of dropsy, constipation or as a mouthwash for ulcers and bleeding gums. Also taken as a bitter tonic to stimulate and improve digestion and support the liver.

In France it is still used as a remedy for tired eyes, with tradition stating that it works best on blue eyes. A blue ink and dye is obtained from the petals, and gives a lovely colour to linen. Also commonly used in pourri to add colour. Blue cornflower has a light sweet smell and ‘barely-there’ taste.

  • Scientific Name

    Centaurea cyanus

  • Plant Part

    Flower/Petal

  • Cut Size

    4-10mm natural

  • Organic Status

    Trade not-cert


Specifications

Product Category

Dried Flowers

Common Use

homedecor, creative

Aroma

Floral

Also known as

Cornflower, Bachelors Button, Kornblumenblütenblätter weiß , Cornflower petals white whole

Storage

Store in a sealed container and in a cool, dry place

Country of Origin

Albania*

Item code
XCORNFW250

*Country of Origin may differ from what is shown above

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