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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)



Cholesterol regulating, has a strong laxative effect, anti-inflammatory, the aqueous solution is effective against fungi and viruses

Areas of application:

Pneumonia, chronic cough, jaundice, dropsy, chronic headaches, migraines, menstrual irregularities, postpartum bleeding, hematoma, painful swelling after injury or surgery, gastritis, diarrhea, liver and spleen swelling, eye diseases, heart disease, liver cancer

Plant parts used:

Seeds, The grains are collected when the leaves are brown and dry. If you use the plant as a dye (safflower), you have to collect the petals just before they wilt.

Collection time:

August to September

To find:

To be found here and there, that field plant


Linoleic acid 70 to 80%, also oleic acid, palmitic acid, linolenic acid, colorant carthamine


☕ Tea: Boil 2 teaspoons of flowers with 1/4 liter of water for about 20 minutes. Then strain and drink in sips without added sugar.

🛑 Caution: Safflower must not be used during pregnancy or during menstruation; safflower oil should also be avoided here.

The safflower oil is mainly used in salads, but you can also use it for steaming or baking . Care should be taken to only use safflower oil at low temperatures, do not heat it too much!

Safflower is usually given mixed with other plants.

In India and China, the safflower flower is much more intense and is one of the most important phytotherapy remedies there. Probably also because the largest quantities of safflower in the world are produced here. The pharmacological properties have been proven in many studies. It was discovered that the safflower flower is an all-rounder.

A dye is obtained from the flowers that turns yellow to red.

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