Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus
Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus
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Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

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A gorgeous purple-blue flower, cornflower has been used for a collection of medicinal uses. It has been used to treat fever, constipation, and fluid retention. It has also been used as a tonic, bitter, liver and gallbladder stimulant. The flowers have been taken for various reproductive complaints, menstrual disorders and yeast infections. It has been used in France as an eyewash due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Finally, cornflower has been used in the cosmetic industry for its anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy this gorgeous bloom in teas or in food preparations!