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safflower

safflower

Dried flowers are used as a less expensive substitute for saffron. Safflower is extremely effective in lowering cholesterol levels. Laxative effect helps bowel movements. Encourages menstruation and treats abdominal pains. Helps skin heal open wounds and bruises. Used for all kinds of skin disorders like rashes, measles. Tea used for hysteria, panic attacks, fevers, mucus. Yellow, orange or red globular flowers, one to five per branch. Each flower contains 15-20 seeds, which are the source of the famous safflower oil (flavorless and colorless, like sunflower oil) Safflower seeds can be used in bird feeders instead of sunflower seeds because squirrels don’t like them. Safflower oil is also used as a medium for oil paints. If you want to use natural pigments and dyes, mix them with safflower oil to paint.
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Path analysis of the relationships between seed yield and some morphological and phonological traits in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.).
Nitrogen requirement of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) for growth and yield traits, Asian J.
Effect of Planting Date on Seed Yield, Oil Content and Fatty Acid Composition of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) Cultivars Grown in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey.
The results showed that quantity and quality characteristics of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and rose (Rosa hybrida L.) increased under irrigation by secondary drainage water into irrigation by fresh water.
In fact, safflomide-type phenylpropanoid amides can be found in plants such as Coffea canephora, Theobroma cacao, and Carthamus tinctorius. Interestingly, these plants-derived products are believed to have beneficial effects on several human diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunctions, and inflammation.
Interactions of alleles at two loci regulating fatty acid composition of the seed oil of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.).
All the crude drugs of GXEH including 200 g of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge., 100 g of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort., 100 g of Paeonia lactiflora P., 100 g of Carthamus tinctorius L.
Eight diverse safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) genotypes for salinity tolerance were crossed in a half diallel fashion and their [F.sub.1] progenies were selfed by bagging each genotype of [F.sub.1] separately.
Among the oilseed crops, safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) from Asteraceae family is one of the most valuable crops with multipurpose usage which is grown for oil, medicinal and industrial uses [13].
Phase A DI H2O 78.88 Titanium dioxide (Sensient) 2.20 Yellow iron oxide LC 181 (Sensient) 0.20 Brown iron oxide C33-115 (Sun Chemical) 0.10 Phase B Hydresia G2 (Botaneco) 12.00 (Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oleosomes (and) glycerin (and) water) Fragrance q.s.
Phase 4 Di H20 79.78 Red Iron Oxide LC 381 (Sensient) 1.75 Yellow Iron Oxide LC 181 (Sensient) 0.15 Black Iron Oxide LC 989 (Sensient) 0.05 Titanium Dioxide-Kowet (Sensient) 0.05 Phase B Hydresia G2 (Botaneco) 12.00 (Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oleosomes (and) glycerin (and) water) Fragrance q.s.
Phase A Hydresia G2 (Botaneco) 12.5 (Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes/glycerin/water Polyaldo DGDO (Lonza) 5.0 (Polyglyceryl-10 decaoleate) Uvinul MC80 (BASF) 2.0 (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) Fragrance q.s.