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Cornflower: Properties, benefits and uses of this medicinal plant

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is also popularly known by names such as centaurea montana, tile, blue, aldiza, lindita, dark circles, buttonhole, brush or big-headed baleo.
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It is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae and Compositae family.
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Flowers are used for medicinal uses
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The Cornflower is a plant native to Asia and Europe. It grows wild in areas near cereal fields.
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The Cornflower can reach a meter in height and has flexible and thin stems. The lower leaves are petiolate and have very showy flowers in blue, white, purple or pink that can be seen in the flowering season, starting in May.
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cornflower Medicinal properties of Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

This medicinal plant has mucilages, flavonoids, anthocyanins, lactones such as centaurin and coumarins. Cornflower has anti-inflammatory, aperitif, diuretic, antibiotic, antipyreptic action.
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Benefits and uses of Cornflower

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Helps reduce fever
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Improves slow and heavy digestions
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It is indicated for rheumatism
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Helps in hemorrhoids
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Improves cases of conjunctivitis
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It is recommended for tired eyes
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Fight blepharitis
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Stimulates blood circulation
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Improves vision
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It is very useful for colds
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How to take Cornflower

This medicinal plant is usually used internally, most commonly with infusions. To prepare an infusion you need a teaspoon of medicinal plant per cup of water. Pour the cornflower into the cup and add the very hot water. Cover and let stand 4 minutes. Then strain and drink slowly when it has cooled down.
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We can also use cornflower to prepare decoctions with its leaves and flowers.
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With the cornflower we can also make eye baths
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