Centaurea cyanus flower



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Centaurea cyanus flower



Cornflower blue

Common names:-  Cornflower, bachelor’s button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurtsickle or cyani flower.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Cynareae
Genus:     Centaurea
Species:     C. cyanus
Binomial name
Centaurea cyanus

Centaurea cyanus flowers



Centaurea cyanus 'Bachelor's Button Photo compliments of Jennine

Centaurea cyanus flowers



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Medicinal uses:-

  • An infusion can be used in the treatment of dropsy, constipation, or as a mouthwash for ulcers and bleeding gums. This infusion is also taken as a bitter tonic and stimulant, improving the digestion and possibly supporting the liver as well as improving resistance to infections.
  • A water distilled from the petals was formerly in repute as a remedy for weak eyes and a soothing lotion for conjunctivitis.
  • The seeds are used as a mild laxative for children.
  • A decoction of the leaves is anti rheumatic  Anti fungal properties.