Cornflowers – Pink/Blue

R 180.00R 880.00

Cornflowers – (Centaurea cyanus)

  • Use as a colouring ingredient in herbal teas
  • Can be used as a lotion to soothe irritation of the eyes
  • Said to improve digestion, regulate the gall bladder, liver and kidneys, menstrual disorders, improve resistance to infections
  • Can be used to clean infected wounds and as hair wash
  • Leaf infusions were once used as treatment for rheumatism
  • Include in bath bombs and creamers, or press onto the surface of soaps for decoration

How to make Blue Cornflower Tea:
One to two teaspoons of the herb in a cup of boiled water. Drink a maximum of 3 cups per day.
It can also be blended in a mixture of other herbal teas.

Available in Blue or Pink, 50g or 1kg options.

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Description

Dried Cornflowers Petals – Pink/Blue

Are you wanting to buy dried cornflowers in South Africa?

We supply bulk wholesale dried flowers for sale for craft and medicinal herb uses and ship to your door.

Cornflower is a member of daisy family renowned for its vibrant blue flowers. A magnificent wild plant with a clear blue flower, cornflower naturally grows in acidic garden soil, grain fields and mountainous ranges in our areas. Its flowers, both delicate and airy, make the landscape feel pristine. Several varieties exist (purple blue, red, pink), and the blooming of cornflower is very abundant, especially in summer. This plant native to the Middle East is known for its medicinal, culinary and cosmetic properties.

Dried cornflower petals are often used to make medicine. People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. They also take it as a tonic, bitter, and liver and gallbladder stimulant.

In addition to containing essential nutrients that include biotin (vitamin B7) and calcium, the flower buds also include other active compounds:

  • Anthocyanins: Protocyanin, flavones.
  • Antioxidants: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folate.
  • Benzopyrone: Coumarin.
  • Polyacetylenes: Cuprene.
  • Polyphenols: Tannin.
  • Sesquiterpene lactones: Cnicin.

The plant’s medicinal value lies primarily in its anti-inflammatory properties. Taken internally as an herbal tea, it is thought to aid in soothing stomach ulcers, while rinsing with the tea is used to speed the healing of sores or bleeding gums in the mouth.

The tea can also be good for improving digestion, and the herb’s high antioxidant content aids in detoxifying the liver.

Besides having medicinal properties, dried cornflowers are used in the beauty industry to make colorful herbal soaps and herbal bath salt bombs. Cornflower petals are added to tea blends, potpourri, baked goods, soups, salads and custards, or are frozen in decorative ice cubes for iced beverages.

If you are wanting to buy dried cornflowers in South Africa then you have come to the right place!

Choose between our dried pink or blue cornflowers or mix and match to create a unique color blend.

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50g blue cornflowers, 1kg blue cornflowers, 50g pink cornflowers, 1kg pink cornflowers