Blue Cornflower for Pollinators

Attracts butterflies amongst other Pollinators:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurea_cyanus

blue-cornflowers

 

The blue cornflower is a charming plant for garden decoration and flower arrangements due its rich shades of blue.
Garden varieties have added red, pink, lilac and white to the colour range, and even bright yellow is available in the closely related sweet sultan Amberboa moschatus. The wiry plants may need some discreet support, and deadheading helps to prolong the flowering season, as does autumn sowing, an option that will produce larger, earlier-flowering plants. This fully hardy plant requires a sunny site, growing in most well-drained soil types, even poor soil
http://northamericanfarmer.com/flower-patch/growing-cornflowers.aspx

Health Benefits and Therapeutic Uses of cornflower:

Due its ingredient biotin,it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and astringent properties, as a expectorant, diuretic and stimulant cornflower can be used for many purposes…

HAIR:
-treats hair problems such as Dandruff.
– scalp exzema

Cornflower is used in many hair care products due its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

NAILS:
-strengthen nails
– prevents nail infections and treat’s
nail infections.

EYES:
– to ease eye irritation
-sore eyes
-conjunctivitis
-skin irritation around the eye because
of its effective anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

(Cornflower tea can be used as an eye wash to relieve swelling and pain.)

DIGESTION:
– constipation
-diarrhea
-indigestion
-gas, and other gastrointestinal complaints. —acts as an appetite stimulant and is therefore used for treating cases of anorexia as well.

LIVER, KIDNEY, GALLBLADDER:
– for gall bladder and liver function.
– supports and regulates the functioning of the kidneys.
(People suffering from kidney, liver, or spleen problems can take prescribed doses of this herb for relief from symptoms of these disorders.)

WOUNDS:
-wounds, cuts, and other ulcerations.
You can either use the juice from its leaves or make a poultice and apply it to the wounds for quick relief from pain and inflammation.

ULCERS:
-mouth ulcers.
-other ulcers

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS:
-Women suffering from endometriosis can take cornflower preparations to ease menstrual cramps and other related symptoms.

NERVEOUS SYSTEM:
-calming effect on the nervous system
-beneficial to those suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and other nervous system disorders.

By Karin Wybauw

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