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Latin Name(s): Carthamus tinctorius

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Sanskrit / Indian Name (s): Safflower


Cure for:  It is diaphoretic (An agent that induces sweating) and diuretic (increases urine flow) in properties. The flowers of Safflower are used for treatment of jaundice. The powdered seeds made into a poultice used to ally inflammation of the womb after child birth. Hot safflower tea produces strong perspiration and has thus been used for colds and related ailments. The herb has also been used for its soothing effect in cases of hysteria, such as that associated with chlorosis (Yellow coloration).

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