Cornflower's beautiful blue colour is used to add a flourish to food and drink recipes. People have been known to take cornflower tea to assist with fever, constipation, water retention and chest congestion.
A blue ink and dye is obtained from the petals, and gives a lovely colour to linen. Also commonly used in potpourri to add colour.
Blue cornflower has a light sweet smell and ‘barely-there’ taste.
|Botanical Name||Centaurea cyanus|
|Country of Origin||Albania
USE - PREPARATIONS
- Herbal Tea
- Colour liqueurs, food and desserts.
- Herbal Bath, add to bath water for a herbal tea bath.
- Hair rinse to tone blonde hair.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / SAFETY
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
- Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.