Pink cornflowers, also known as pink bachelor buttons, are delicate and beautiful flowers that are commonly used in herbal tea blends and as a decorative element in various dishes.
These flowers are known for their numerous health benefits, including their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They are rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation and protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Pink cornflowers are also believed to have a calming effect on the body and mind, making them a popular ingredient in stress-relief teas. They are also used to treat digestive issues, such as bloating and indigestion.
In addition to their health benefits, pink cornflowers have a pleasant floral aroma and add a pop of color to any dish. They are often used to decorate cakes, salads, and cocktails.
To brew pink cornflower tea, simply steep a handful of petals in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. The resulting tea has a light and refreshing floral flavor that is perfect for sipping any time of day.
COMMON NAME Standardized: cornflower Other: bachelor's button, cyani
BOTANICAL NAME Centaurea cyanus Plant Family: Asteraceae
INTRODUCTION Cornflower is a common wildflower that has been cultivated as a garden flower for centuries. Originally a native of the Near East, cornflower now grows wild over much of Europe and the temperate regions of North America. The cornflower gets its formal name from a minor goddess, Cyanus, and its genus name from a mythical Centaur (from the Greek Centaurea), whose name was Chiron. Chiron was a renowned herbalist in Greek mythology, and is credited with teaching mankind about the healing power of herbs. In many areas of the Europe, cornflowers are considered invasive weeds, despite the fact that they are also sought after garden flowers. They are annuals and biennials that often self sow and reseed themselves, making them difficult to eradicate. They got the name Bachelor's buttons in Victorian England because young women would wear them as a sign of availability.
CONSTITUENTS Anthocyans, coumarins, flavonoids
PARTS USED Petals
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS Infusion, Cornflower petals are also very popular as ingredient in soaps, bath bombs, candles, potpourri, confetti and dyes.
PRECAUTIONS Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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