Latin Name: centaurea cyanus
Alternative Name: bachelor’s button, blue cap, bluebottle, hurtsickle
Forms Available: leaf, flower

Cornflower – centaurea cyanus – This flower is not used very much in herbal medicine this current day. It has been used as a remedy for tired eyes. The petals of cornflowers were taken as a tonic/stimulant and were believed to improve digestion. Cornflower tea has been used to treat disease of the urinary tract.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Infused as an eyewash. The tea from petals has been used to treat urinary tract infections. Decoction of leaves used to treat rheumatic problems.

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