Purple cornflower petals are a beautiful and aromatic addition to any tea blend or herbal remedy. These petals are carefully dried and harvested from the cornflower plant, which is native to Europe but now widely grown around the world.
In addition to their stunning color and delicate scent, purple cornflower petals also offer a range of health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect the body against damage from free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They are also believed to have a calming effect on the nervous system, making them an excellent choice for those who struggle with anxiety or stress.
Purple cornflower petals can be used in a variety of ways. They can be brewed into a tea, added to bath water for a relaxing soak, or used as a natural dye for fabrics or food. When brewed as a tea, they have a slightly sweet and floral flavor that pairs well with other herbs and spices.
To brew a cup of purple cornflower tea, simply add a teaspoon of dried petals to a cup of boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes. You can also combine them with other herbs, such as chamomile or lavender, for an even more relaxing and aromatic blend.
Standardized: Cornflower Purple
Other: bachelor's button, cyani
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Cornflower purple 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.
Anthocyans, coumarins, flavonoids
Infusion, Cornflower petals are also very popular as ingredient in teas, soaps, bath bombs, candles, potpourri, confetti and dyes.
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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