Bachelor’s Button AKA: Cornflower

Bachelor's Button AKA: Cornflower

Other common names are: Bluebonnet, Bluebottle, Blue Centaury, Cyani.

Cornflower is an annual herb; the thin, stiff, branched stem grows to a height of 12-24 inches and bears narrow, lanceolate leaves, pinnate and lobed near the base and nearly filiform near the top. The large, blue flowers (white or rose-colored in some varieties) appear from June to August.

Its flowers are used to help as a diuretic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, and a stimulant.
The cornflower is used for dyspepsia and cosmetic purposes. Flowers are made into an eyewash or eye drops and made into compresses to use on the eyes. Used for nervous conditions, both calming and curative.

It is also used in some bath bath and cosmetic preparations.

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