Bachelors Button, Bluebottle, Blue Bottle, Boutonniere Flower, Cyani Flower, Hurtsickle, Bluebow, Blue Cap, Blue Cornflower, Basket Flower, Casselunettes (French), Scaly Cornflower, Aciano, Bachelor’s Buttons, Audifoin, Barbeau, Bleuet, Bleuet des Champs, Bluebonnet, Blue Centaury, Casse-Lunettes, Centaurea cyanus, Centaurea segetum, Centaurée Bleue, Centaurée Bleuet, Corn Flower, Cyani Blossoms, Cyani Flos, Cyani Petals, Flor Celeste, Blauchrut, Blaumütze, Cyane, Hunger, Hungerblume, Kaiserblume, Kornbeißer, Kornblume, Kornfresser, Kornmutter, Kornnägeli, Kornnelke, Kreuzblume, Blaue Kronblume, Rockenblume, Roggenblume, Schanelke, Sichelblume, Sträpsen, Trämpsen, Tremisse, Zachariasblume, Ziegenbein
The cornflower is known as a weed and grows usually in cornfields, hence its name. It is slender and charming because of its colour and symmetry. It is a beautiful ornamental addition to gardens and flower arrangements as well as its medicinal uses. It is an annual plant that grows up to 35 inches tall with green stems. Its flowers have an indigo colour produced by the pigment protocyanin, the florets spread surrounding a disc.
Flavonoids, Coumarins, Anthocyans
June to August
Liver And Gallbladder Disorders
Loss Of Appetite,
Poorly Healing Wounds
An infusion of the flowers is best for external use, it is an effective hair rinse and soldiers have been using its poultice to treat open wounds. Because of its astringent property, it also rids bacteria in the mouth and freshens breath. Herbal teas are also a product of Cornflower. It also adds colour to salads.
Cornflowers are a beautiful addition to any garden because of its natural blue pigment. Over time it has been listed as endangered due to the over-use of herbicides which destroy its natural habitat. Cornflower is used in salads, made into teas, and has been a long-time ingredient of poultices for open wounds.
There are no side-effects noted and validated for Cornflower
Wikipedia, Centaurea cyanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurea_cyanus
WebMd , Cornflower, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-414-Centaurea+cyanus+CORNFLOWER.aspx?activeIngredientId=414&activeIngredientName=Centaurea+cyanus+(CORNFLOWER)&source=2
Heilkraeuter, Kornblume, http://www.heilkraeuter.de/lexikon/kornblume.htm