centaurea cyanus


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Related to centaurea cyanus: Coreopsis tinctoria, Saponaria vaccaria
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Intense blue strikingly shaped flower with grey-green stem, grows up to 3 ft tall (1m) with thin sword-shaped leaves. Juiced stems and flowers used externally to treat wounds and cuts, mouth sores, infectious disease, weak eyes, dark circles and wrinkles under eyes, inflammation of eyelids, bruises, insect bites, stings. Internally used for diarrhea, kidney and urinary issues, rheumatism.
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Similar flavonoid values Were determined in Centaurea cyanus L.(7.93 mgRUE/g), Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.
As summer annuals decline, pull them out and sow spring-blooming annuals like larkspur (Consolida ajacis) and cornflower (Centaurea cyanus).
'Witch' is noted in English dialects, apart from the purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea (witch['s] thimble), for the mountain ash, Pyrus Aucuparia (witch-beam), the harebell, Campanula rotundifolia, and the corn bluebottle or bluebonnet, Centaurea cyanus, both called witch bells, and the dandelion (Leontodon Taraxacum) is called witch-gowan in England and Scotland.
Among my favourites is the humble cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, which flowers from early summer right through until autumn.
Cyanidin was extracted from corollas of Centaurea cyanus. Delphinidin was extracted from Delphinium hybrida (Harborne 1967).
Like the Day flower, the corn-flower (Centaurea cyanus) pigment contains metal, actually two kinds, iron and magnesium.
Hurt Sickle, for instance, describes the way a mower's sickle was often caught in the wiry stems of Centaurea cyanus as it mingled with grain in the fields of Europe.
The stunningly beautiful cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, so much used these days in wildflower mixes, can reduce inflammation in a variety of conditions - the flowers are the only part used and can help with conjunctivitis and mouth ulcers.