20g $17 Blue Cornflowers Glass Jar
Blue Cornflowers can be used as a Tea and added to other tea, and eaten in salads.
Spiritual meaning from yesteryear is to win back a positive reputation, where todays meaning is an abundance of good fortune, wealth and pride.
The flower symbolises hope for love.
Cornflower’s beautiful blue colour is used to add a flourish to food and drink recipes.
Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus – pretty, blue flowers of cornflower have a slightly spicy, clove-like flavour with a subtle sweetness with a light sweet smell and ‘barely-there’ taste.
Cornflower petals look wonderful in salads with torn petals for garnish, and whole flowers in cocktails and mocktails.
Flower heads contains many phytochemicals, which are biologically active compounds, that give the herb excellent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities.
In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower fades too quickly, it is a sign that the woman does not return love for him.
The blue cornflower was one of the national symbols of Germany.
The dried flowers are used also to make medicine.
People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention and chest congestion.
The dried flowers are antipruritic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, very purgative and tonic. As a bitter tonic it stimulates and improves digestion and supports the liver.
An infusion can be used in the treatment of dropsy, constipation or as a mouthwash for ulcers and bleeding gums.
Flower heads contains many phytochemicals, which are biologically active compounds, that give the herb excellent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities. In high concentrations, cornflower is great to remove dandruff and soothe eczema flare-ups.
Makes a good treatment for puffy or dark eyelids. In France it is still used as a remedy for tired eyes, with tradition stating that it works best on blue eyes.
The plant’s herbaceous polyphenols’ astringent properties are helpful with the skin in reducing pore appearance.
It’s a fantastic volumizer that adds thickness but not weight to strands.
When your scalp is oily or moist using Corn Starch sucks up that condensation and grease so your scalp and hair stay fresh and, if not actually clean, then clean looking and smells clean.
Easy DIY Dry Shampoo – 18th Century hair cleaner
To make a basic dry shampoo, you need ONE of the following:
- Organic Cornflour (organic corn starch)
- Organic Bicarb soda
- Organic Arrowroot powder
- A little goes a long way
- Blonde you won’t notice the white so much
- Don’t add any cinnamon or cocoa powder you can add chamomile essential oil for aroma and it helps with blonde and white hair
- Redhead use cinnamon with it
- Brunette use cinnamon or cocoa powder
- You will smell yummy!
- Make up brush to dab onto roots
- Rub in with your fingers
A blue ink and dye is obtained from the petals, and gives a lovely colour to linen.