(Herbs Knowledge) Cornflower

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Cornflower Scientific Names and Common Names,Cornflower Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Cornflower Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) Cornflower


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Centaurea cyanus L.CompositaeComposite family

Common Names

Bachelor’s button
Blue centaury
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Cornflower is an annual herb; the thin, stiff, branched stem grows to a height of 12-24 inches and bears narrow, lanceolate leaves, pinnate and lobed near the base and nearly filiform near the top. The large, blue flowers (white or rose-colored in some varieties) appear from June to August.
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Where Found

Native to Europe but cultivated in the United States; found in fields, cornfields, roadsides.
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Medicinal Properties

Diuretic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant
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The cornflower is used for dyspepsia and cosmetic purposes. Flowers are made into an eyewash or eyedrops and made into compresses to use on the eyes. Used for nervous conditions, both calming and curative.
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Formulas or Dosages

Used in bath and cosmetic preparations
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

Herbal Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations, Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley., Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, 1994, first edition

, by David Conway, published by Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, London, England. (Out of print)

, by Frances Densmore, Dover Publications, Inc., 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, first printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, in 1928, this Dover edition 1974

, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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