29.05.2013
Cornflowers: blue, beautiful, and useful.
They may be common but they're a sight for sore eyes

Rich blue Cornflowers have popped up again in the herb garden: they are so beautiful, wonderfully coloured, delicate with a mysterious dark centre. Useful too, mildly astringent, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory: famously good at soothing sore eyes or irritated skin. Some say they are good for gall stones too but that's another story.

Make a simple tea of a handful or two of flowers, chop them roughly (sounds really mean!), pour boiling water over and leave to brew for five-ten minutes.

We put an extract of cornflowers in the form of a hydrosol (flower water) in our luxy Cornflower & Jasmine hydrating cream. http://bit.ly/ZbNNd8

   

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