Centaurea received its scientific name from Carl Linnaeus. This scientist decided to recall the mythology: in the battle with Heracles, the centaur - half man - half horse was wounded and cornflower sap saved him. Of the 700 species of plants, this little blue flower has a medicinal effect, it is also used in cosmetology.
Cornflower blue can be found in crops, gardens and orchards, watercraft roads, in a word, it is not difficult to find. Harder to collect and prepare for future use. Remember! You only need to tear the edge and funnel flowers. It is better to collect flowers in August, it is necessary to dry in the shade, the attic for this purpose will fit just right. Dried cornflowers are collected in cotton fabric bags and stored for only one year in a dry and dark place.
Healing properties of cornflower
In these blue babies are present tannic, resinous, mucous, pectic substances, also alkaloids, ascorbic acid, carotene, anthocyanins. Prepared on the basis of the flowers of cornflower infusions are used as diuretic, diaphoretic, laxative, choleretic, antifebrile, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-spasmodic.
At home you can cook cornflower tea, it cleanses the body of toxins. Take half a spoonful of crushed flowers, fill with a liter of boiling water, after it is infused, drink a glass a day with sugar. Against insomnia, you can also drink such tea: the essential oils of cornflower have a slight hypnotic and soothing nerves effect. No wonder It is useful to walk on the cornflower field with nervous exhaustion, bad mood, irritability and agitation.
Cornflower infusion also available to anyone who wants to improve their health. Infusion helps the gastrointestinal tract. In order to cook it, you will need more wormwood. Take a teaspoon of fresh chopped flowers and the same wormwood. Pour a glass of boiling water, let it brew. You need to take one tablespoon three times a day before meals.
Eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, on the strength of cornflower infusion. This disease will go away if you wash your eyes several times a day. An equal amount of cornflower and black elderberry. Three teaspoons of the mixture insist half an hour in a glass of boiling water, filter and add to the infusion 20 drops of alcoholic tincture of the dope smelly.
Next in line - saving Cornflower bath. If you want to relieve fatigue, brew half a glass of flowers in one and a half liters of boiling water, let it brew for half an hour, strain and take a bath no more than 15 minutes.
Cooking and cornflower
Cornflower leaves can be used as a seasoning for canning pastes, canned foods, making sausages, cocktails.
Cosmetic contribution cornflower
Cornflower masks beneficial effect on the rejuvenation of the skin of the hands, face, neck, prevent the appearance of the first wrinkles. This mask can be done 3 times a month, preferably in the evening. Here is the recipe: three tablespoons of dried cornflowers pour 100 milliliters of water, boil for 20 minutes with the lid closed, then cool and mix with 50 grams of fresh liquid honey. This mask is applied to cleansed skin for 20 minutes.
If you suffer from oily skin and enlarged pores, then use the following infusion. Two tablespoons of dried flowers pour 200 ml of water, heat in a water bath for 20 minutes, let it infuse. Next, strain and use as directed.
Hair loss - can also be solved using a cornflower mask. For this you will need a tablespoon of flowers and a glass of boiling water. Broth rubbed into the scalp for 30 minutes.
Contraindications: lovers of this flower and products that turn out of it need to know that blue cornflower is a bit poisonous, therefore pregnant women are strictly prohibited.
But anyone who wants to improve his health at the expense of cornflower is not to be afraid of him, he will give you every trace element and vitamin. Amazing, modest, blue flower helps from many ailments, and if he saved the centaur, then for us it is just a godsend!
On the other healing properties of cornflower and the rules for its preparation, read the article Cornflower.
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