Carthamus tinctorius L.
Safflower is more familiar to westerners as the source of vegetable oil, but the petals of the native American plant make a pleasant tasting tea.
Can be made for use as a dye, and whole petals used as tea
Besides its medicinal uses, safflower leaves have also been used as pigment and dye from deep yellow to crimson for centuries, and are sometimes used as natural food coloring.
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except
under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for
use in patients with bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic diseases, or peptic
ulcers. Use with anticoagulant medications should be under the
supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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