1 oz. packet of Whole Dried Cornflowers.
Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
Common Names: Bluebottle, Bluebow, Hurtsickle, Blue Cap
Origin: Hungary Certified: Kosher
Uses: Cornflower tea is traditionally used to treat fever and chest congestion. It can also be taken as a tonic for the gallbladder, and also for menstrual disorders and vaginal yeast infections. It is sometimes applied to the eye to relieve itching. The tea may also benefit the liver. Cornflower water is sometimes used to cleanse skin and even as a skin toner.
Cornflowers are also popular in potpourri for their fragrance and beautiful blue color.
Serving: 1 tsp/day in 8 oz. boiling water. Steep 3-4 minutes @ 212°.
Safety Rating: Safe when used at recommended dose.
No concerns identified for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Contraindicated for those allergic to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family, which include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and others.