Pink Cornflower Petals,Dried Flowers,DGStoreUK

Pink Cornflower Petals

£1.49

COMMON NAME           Standardized: cornflower pink    Other: bachelor's button, cyani

BOTANICAL NAME       Centaurea cyanus      Plant Family:  Asteraceae

INTRODUCTION   Cornflower pink 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.
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