Safflower petals are a beautiful and unique addition to any tea blend. The bright yellow petals of the safflower plant add a pop of color and a subtle, earthy flavor to any cup of tea.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, safflower petals also offer a variety of health benefits. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, safflower petals may help to reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost immunity. Safflower petals are also believed to have a calming effect on the body, making them a great choice for promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
Safflower petals can be brewed on their own or added to a variety of tea blends. To brew safflower tea, simply steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried petals in a cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Safflower petals can also be combined with other herbs and flowers to create a custom tea blend that caters to your unique tastes and health needs.
Whether enjoyed on their own or mixed with other ingredients, safflower petals are a beautiful and beneficial addition to any tea collection.
COMMON NAME Standardized: safflower
BOTANICAL NAME Carthamus tinctorius Plant Family: Asteraceae
OVERVIEW Safflower is more familiar to westerners as the source of vegetable oil but the petals of the native American plant make a pleasant tasting tea or use as a dye
PARTS USED Flower
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS Can be made for use as a dye, and whole petals used as tea
SUMMARY Traditionally, the crop was grown for its seeds, and used for coloring and flavoring foods, in medicines, and making red (carthamin) and yellow dyes.
In coloring textiles, dried safflower flowers are used as a natural dye source for the orange-red pigment Carthamin.Carthamin is also known, in the dye industry, as Carthamus Red or Natural Red 26
PRECAUTIONS Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in patients with bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic diseases, or peptic ulcers. Use with anticoagulant medications should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.