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Blue cornflower medicinal properties are simply spectacular

Blue Cornflower Medicinal Properties

Centaurea cyanus or cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button is a flowering herb in the Asteraceae family. The herb is native to Europe and the Middle East and commonly thrived as a weed in cornfields, which explains how it got its name. The herb flowers throughout summer bringing forth large blue, white or pink flower heads with a ring of large florets surrounding a cluster of disc florets. Cornflower has been naturalized in many parts of the world including North America and Canada where it is now considered an ornamental plant. While the other varieties are great for cut flowers, only the blue flower type has medicinal value. Blue cornflower medicinal properties include: Continue reading [...]