The attractive flowers of cornflower have a slightly spicy, clove-like flavour with a subtle sweetness. Cornflower petals look wonderful in salads. Use torn petals as a garnish, or whole flowers in fancy drinks.The flower buds contain: biotin, folate, vitamin C, calcium, protocyanin, and flavones.
Seed life cycle: Annual.
Height: 1 metre (36").
Medicinal qualities: Cornflower tea is used to treat fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. It is also a tonic, bitter, and liver and gallbladder stimulant. Women take it for menstrual disorders and vaginal yeast infections.
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