Safflower Carthamus tinctorius
- A healthful source of fatty acids
- Improves blood sugar levels
- Lowers cholesterol, boosts heart health
- Fights inflammation
- Soothes dry skin
- Safe for cooking at high temperatures
Safflower is used for skin ulcers and wounds. Drinking hot Safflower tea will produce strong perspiration and is used for colds and congestion. The flowers are used to cleanse and heal wounds and sores, and is used to treat measles. Conjugated linoleic acid is derived from Safflower and plays an important role in weight management because it reduces body fat while retaining muscle mass. Safflower also helps eliminate lactic acid buildup and post-exercise soreness. Preliminary Chinese research suggest the flowers of this plant can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease and lower cholesterol levels.