Safflower Herbs possess pretty impressive powers and can do more than just adding flavour and colour to our dishes.
Herb is any plant, whose leaves, seeds or flowers can be used as scent, flavour or medicine. Our ancestors have used herbs to purify the spirit, surroundings, and bring a balance into their lives. More than being mere medicine and food, herbs; through their healing powers have represented a connection with the supernatural world, as one fortifies to journey into the next life. Parsley and Mandrake are believed to bring luck in the afterlife. The magical powers of safflower date back to antiquity, its golden yellow hue was considered sacred and is believed to dispel depression.
Safflower seed oil
Safflowers contains healthy fatty acids. In Chinese medicine, it is more associating with heart and liver meridians. Safflowers has the ability to invigorate the blood and promote circulation. Oil extracted from safflowers seeds is rich in omega-6 fatty acid, and can control cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and weight loss and can improve hair and skin health. Massaging the hair with safflower oil protects strands and scalp from outside radicals. An ultimate conditioning experience.
Chinese practitioners use safflower oil in therapeutic tuina massage.
A buttery crush
Safflowers butter derived from organic safflower oil acts as a layer over the skin and seals the skin’s moisture. Body butter and soaps made with safflower butter hydrates, nourishes, moisturizes and enhances the overall appearance of the skin. After a bath, drench your skin with rich; lush safflower butter for a blast of instant hydration. Organic soaps graced with safflower butter make an excellent body moisturizer. Its creamy texture melts into the skin, acts as an emollient (quality to make the skin soft and smooth), and locks in the skin’s natural moisture. Good for all skin types, particularly for people with sensitive skin. Just luxuriate in pure bliss.
Flowers of the safflowers plant produce a vibrant red shade and it will use for dying clothes and as food colour. The Chinese used to dye silk and Egyptians dyed linen. Dry safflower petals will mix with talcum powder to make rouge (blush) and add a natural glow to the cheeks. Its tiny stigmas give an inimitable flavour and bright colour due to which it is also praising as the poor man’s saffron. It will use to add a reddish hue to liqueurs and food. Safflower herbal tea treats coughs, soothes the nerves, and relaxes the mind.
A general notion is that safflower oil will be using for cooking and lowering cholesterol levels, but its time to change those perceptions.