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Not just another pretty face - Boost immunity, soothe anxiety and calm distressed skin with cornflower herb

Monday, October 15, 2012 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: cornflower herb, anxiety, immunity

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(NaturalNews) As a powerful medicinal plant, cornflower offers a wealth of benefits. Muscle and joint pain, eye complaints, anxiety, skin irritations and digestive upset all respond well to this edible flower. Cornflower also helps to increase immunity -- a welcome tonic during the cold and flu season. Easy to grow, these brilliant blooms are as versatile as they are beautiful.

Sometimes known as 'bachelor's button,' cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) grows wild throughout Europe and certain parts of North America. Bearing rich blue flowers, the plant can reach up to three feet high. Native to Greece and Turkey, cornflower has a long history of healing use.

Potent infusion for balancing the body

Addressing a wide range of health concerns, cornflower helps to boost immunity, ease anxiety and sooth digestive distress. Combine one teaspoon of dried cornflower petals or five fresh blossoms with one cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and consume half an hour before main meals. To ward off an infectious bug, drink three cups per day for no longer than two weeks. Cornflower tea has traditionally been used with great success to calm diarrhea along with renal and urinary tract infections. It also helps to alleviate the discomfort associated with rheumatism.

External applications of cornflower

Cornflower also softens the skin, eases tight muscles and relieves joint pain. To relax stiff muscles and joints, add fresh or dried flowers to bath water for a palliative soak. Create a wrinkle soothing facial steam by sprinkling a few tablespoons of the herb into a bowl of boiling water. A paste made from the flowers subdues acne and eczema. Additionally, cornflower tea can be applied directly to irritated skin. Oil extracted from cornflower is anti-inflammatory -- effectively reducing wrinkles and dark circles beneath the eyes.

For conjunctivitis or eye strain, infuse one tablespoon fresh petals per one cup of boiling water. Allow to steep for five minutes, strain and cool completely. The tea can be used as a wash or compress to relieve infected or tired eyes.

A word of caution: Individuals who are pregnant, breast feeding, allergic to daisies or ragweed should avoid the use of cornflower.

Sources for this article include:

"Health Benefits and Uses of Cornflower" Fiona McKay. Knoji Alternative Medicine. Retrieved on October 3, 2012 from: http://alternative-medicine.knoji.com

"Medicinal Flowers and Their Uses" Samantha Green, ProFlowers, October 24, 2012. Retrieved on October 3, 2012 from: http://www.proflowers.com/guide/medicinal-flowers-and-uses

"Cornflower Cures" Aline Lindemann, eHow Health. Retrieved on October 24, 2012 from: http://www.ehow.com/list_7745412_cornflower-cures.html

"Cornflower" Only Foods. Retrieved on October 24, 2012 from: http://www.onlyfoods.net/cornflower.html

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