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Common Names: American Saffron, Dyers' Saffron, False Saffron, Hung-Lan-Hua (Chinese Name), Mexican Saffron.
Scientific Name: Carthamus Tinctorius L., Compositae, Composite Family.
Common Uses: Taken hot, safflower tea produces strong perspiration and has thus been used for fevers, colds, and relatedailments. It has also been used at times for its soothing effect in cases of hysteria, such as that associated with chlorosis. Used for delayed menses, poor blood circulation, bruises, injuries (used in liniments), and measles.The flowers can be dried and powdered to make a saffron substitute; mixed with finely powdered talc, they make a rouge. Fresh flower petals yield dye colors ranging from yellows to reds. Flowers are used as a scent in potpourris and look nice dried in flower arrangements.
*Warnings: Safflower may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking safflower. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Safflower seed oil seems to be safe to take by mouth during pregnancy. But don't take safflower flower. It can bring on menstrual periods, make the uterus contract, and cause miscarriages
Origin: Native to the Mediterranean countries and cultivated in Europe and the United States.