Safflower.Carthamus tinctorius L.,Flos Carthami.Safflower Extract.
- Botanical Basic Data of Safflower:Carthamus tinctorius L.
- What it is Safflower?Property,Effects and constitution of Safflower.
- Functions and clinical use of safflower.
- Ethnobotany:Worlwide use of safflower.
- Safflower:Administration and Guide.
- What is Saffron:Stigma Croci,Crocus sativus L?
- Health benefit and application of Saffron.
- Cosmetic Use of Saffron:
- Safflower:Research Update.
Safflower is also known by the names False Saffron, Dyers Saffron, Parrot Plant, Hoang-chi, and Koosumbha. Safflower is an annual plant native to the Mediterranean countries, and cultivated in Europe and the U.S. It prefers dry soil in full sun. Safflower is one of humanity's oldest crops, but generally it has been grown on small plots for the grower's personal use, and it remains a minor crop with world seed production. The plant has been cultivated for its use as a dye plant, yielding both yellow and red coloring. Linens used to wrap mummies were often colored with Safflower. Safflower was also used by Hopi Indians to color their bread. Safflower oil is a popular cooking oil extracted from the seeds.
Today, Safflower supplies oil, meal, birdseed, and foots (residue from oil processing) for the food and industrial products markets. The primary chemical constituents of Safflower include pigment (carthamone), lignans, polysaccharide, and essential oil (arachic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid). Safflower oil, which is rich in linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), is commonly used in cooking to aid in lowering cholesterol. The oil also contains a high concentrate of polyunsaturates. Polyunsaturates provide the raw material for prostaglandins, the hormone-like substances that function in cell membranes and molecular regulation.Infusions of Safflower were used as a laxative. The flowers are the part used medicinally, and their action is laxative and diaphoretic.
Safflower blossoms are used in the tea form to treat hysteria, fevers, phlegm, and panic attacks. It is a pretty strong cathartic, and also clears the lungs and helps the phthisis. It is likewise beneficial against jaundice. An infusion of this herb stimulates the menstrual flow. In domestic practice, the flowers are sometimes used in children's and infants' complaints, such as measles, fevers, and eruptive skin problems. Safflower is also known to help to move stagnant blood and alleviate pain. As a blood purifier, Safflowers are helpful with removing toxins and waste, like lactic acid, from the system, cleaning the tissues and joints throughout the entire body. Other benefits of Safflowers have been to relieve arthritis , treat skin rashes, and promote healthy liver functions.
- 1.Safflower.Carthamus tinctorius L.,Flos Carthami.Safflower Extract.
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