CORNFLOWER Overview Information
Cornflower is an herb. The dried flowers are used to make medicine.
People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. They also take it as a tonic, bitter, and liver and gallbladder stimulant. Women take it for menstrual disorders and vaginal yeast infections.
Some people apply cornflower directly to the eye for irritation or discomfort.
In foods, cornflower is used in herbal teas to provide color.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how cornflower might work.
- Menstrual disorders.
- Yeast infections.
- Chest congestion.
- Liver and gallbladder disorders.
- Eye irritation, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
CORNFLOWER Side Effects & Safety
Cornflower seems to be safe when used to color herbal teas. But there isn't enough information to know if cornflower is safe for use as a medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cornflower during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Cornflower may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before using cornflower.
The appropriate dose of cornflower depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cornflower. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.