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Safflower Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Carthamus Tinctorius
Hindi Name
Kusumbh, Barre, Koosumbha
Chinese Name
Hong Hua
Homeopathic Name
Carthamus Tinctorius   -   Mother Tincture

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Safflower Cures


Action of Safflower

Nutrients in Safflower

Highly Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Flowers, Seeds, Seed Oil, Fruit, Leaf

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Safflower

-Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
-Excess intake may cause
Heavy menstrual Bleeding.
Intraocular Pressure
Skin Allergy
Anaphylactic Shock

Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Safflower then do not take Anticoagulant drugs.
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Safflower is a flowering plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Cholesterol.
It is an excellent substitute for Saffron.

In TCM :
Safflower Flower : Hong Hua
Meridians associated : Liver and Heart

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Safflower

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Herbal Treatment For Menses Scanty 1

Prepare a decoction of Achyranthes Bidentata root, Safflower flower and Akebia Vine stalk. Take it, twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 38

Mix One tablespoon powdered seeds of Safflower with some Honey and take regularly for good results. It works as a good expectorant.
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