Single Herbs

Corn Flower: Blue – Centaurea cyanus

Corn flower has astringent properties and can reduce inflammation. Corn Flower is a bitter tonic stimulant.

An infusion made from the petals can

  • improve digestion
  • regulate gall bladder
  • liver and kidneys
  • menstrual disorders and
  • can be used to increase resistance against infections.

Externally, Corn Flower is used for its eye-brightening properties. A strained infusion is used as an eye wash for problems like corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis and you can make a wash for infected wounds, mouth ulcers and use it as a hair rinse. Corn flower petals can also be applied as a poultice over the eyes to ease eye strain.

Other: Corn Flower can be a natural substitute for confetti at weddings.


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