Blue Cornflower - Sip, Burn, Soak
Dried loose blue cornflower which can be used in your magical teas, bath soaks, incense blends and spells.
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. An infusion can be used in the treatment of dropsy, constipation or as a mouthwash for ulcers and bleeding gums. Also taken as a bitter tonic to stimulate and improve digestion and support the liver. In France it is still used as a remedy for tired eyes, with tradition stating that it works best on blue eyes. A blue ink and dye is obtained from the petals, and gives a lovely colour to linen. Also commonly used in potpourri to add colour. Blue cornflower has a light sweet smell and ‘barely-there’ taste.
Small - 2g
Large - 12g