Pink cornflower petals are a stunning addition to any tea blend. These delicate petals not only add a pop of vibrant color to your brew, but they also provide a range of health benefits.
Pink cornflower petals are packed with antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body. They also contain flavonoids, which can improve circulation and promote heart health. Additionally, these petals are believed to have a calming effect on the body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
These petals have a slightly sweet and earthy flavor, making them a versatile ingredient for a variety of tea blends. They can be paired with other floral ingredients for a delicate and fragrant brew, or with stronger flavors like black tea or ginger for a more robust taste.
To brew pink cornflower petals, start by heating water to just below boiling. Place a teaspoon of the petals into a tea infuser or strainer and pour the hot water over them. Allow the petals to steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the infuser/strainer. You can enjoy the tea as is, or add honey or other sweeteners to taste.
Pink cornflower petals can also be used as a decorative touch to baked goods, salads, and cocktails. The vibrant color and delicate texture make them a beautiful and unique addition to any dish.
COMMON NAME Standardized: cornflower pink Other: bachelor's button, cyani
BOTANICAL NAME Centaurea cyanus Plant Family: Asteraceae
INTRODUCTION Cornflower pink is a common wildflower that has been cultivated as a garden flower for centuries. Originally a native of the Near East, cornflower now grows wild over much of Europe and the temperate regions of North America. The cornflower gets its formal name from a minor goddess, Cyanus, and its genus name from a mythical Centaur (from the Greek Centaurea), whose name was Chiron. Chiron was a renowned herbalist in Greek mythology, and is credited with teaching mankind about the healing power of herbs. In many areas of the Europe, cornflowers are considered invasive weeds, despite the fact that they are also sought after garden flowers. They are annuals and biennials that often self sow and reseed themselves, making them difficult to eradicate. They got the name Bachelor's buttons in Victorian England because young women would wear them as a sign of availability.
CONSTITUENTS Anthocyans, coumarins, flavonoids
PARTS USED Petals
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS Infusion, Cornflower petals are also very popular as ingredient in soaps, bath bombs, candles, potpourri, confetti and dyes.
PRECAUTIONS Specific: No known precautions.
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