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Corn Flowers Blue Whole - 50 g - Herbal Collection

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Corn Flowers Blue Whole - 50 g - Herbal Collection
Centaurea cyanus


  • Use as a coloring ingredient
  • Can be used as a lotion to soothe irritation of the eyes
  • Said to improve digestion, regulate the gallbladder, liver and kidneys, menstrual disorders, improve resistance to infections
  • Can be used to clean infected wounds and as hair wash
  • Leaf infusions were once used as treatment for rheumatism
  • Include in bath bombs and creamers, or press onto the surface of soaps for decoration





Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Bleuet


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plant name


Cornflower , cornflower , bezel breaker


International Latin denomination


Centaurea cyanus L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Branched annual or biennial herbaceous plant, frank green leaves, more or less deeply divided depending on whether they are basal or apex, heads of blue flowers, the fruits are achenes surmounted by red bristles


History and tradition


Parts used


  • flower heads


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Astringent
  • Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory in vitro and in vivo by polysaccharides [2] , analgesic
  • Gastroprotector, anti-ulcer [3] , [4]
  • Softening, bechic, antipyretic [5]
  • Diuretic
  • Tonic
  • Weakly antibiotic
  • Protection against ultraviolet radiation [6]


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Lotions in eye diseases
  • purgative fruits
  • Rheumatism


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations


  • Ophthalmic use: one teaspoon for one cup, sterilize by boiling for 5 minutes, in eye baths and washes





Possible side effects and precautions for use


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Kosaku Takeda, Akiko Osakabe, Shinomi Saito, Daisuke Furuyama, Atsuko Tomita, Yumi Kojima, Mayumi Yamadera, Masaaki Sakuta. Components of protocyanin, a blue pigment from the blue flowers of Centaurea cyanus. Phytochemistry, Volume 66, Issue 13, July 2005, Pages 1607-1613
  2. Aller↑ Nancy Garbacki, Vincent Gloaguen, Jacques Damas, Patricia Bodart, Monique Tits, Luc Angenot. Anti-inflammatory and immunological effects of Centaurea cyanus flower-heads. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 68, Issues 1-3, 15 December 1999, Pages 235-241 PMID 10624883
  3. Aller↑ Pirvu, L., Bubueanu, C., Panteli, M., Petcu, L., & Coprean, D. (2015). Centaurea cyanus L. polysaccharides and polyphenols cooperation in achieving strong rat gastric ulcer protection. Open Chemistry, 1(open-issue).
  4. Aller↑ Pirvu, L., Dragomir, C., Schiopu, S., & Mihul, SC (2012). Vegetal extracts with gastroprotective activity. Go. I. Extracts obtained from Centaurea cyanus L. raw material. Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 17(2), 7169-7176.
  5. Aller↑ Akkol, EK, Arif, R., Ergun, F., & Yesilada, E. (2009). Sesquiterpene lactones with antinociceptive and antipyretic activity from two Centaurea species. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 122(2), 210-215.
  6. Aller↑ Akihisa Takahashi, Kosaku Takeda, Takeo Ohnishi. Light-Induced Anthocyanin Reduces the Extent of Damage to DNA in UV-Irradiated Centaurea cyanus Cells in Culture. Plant Cell Physiol (1991) 32(4):541-547 [1]


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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