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Safflower Petals

Safflower Petals

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COMMON NAME Standardized: safflowerBOTANICAL NAME Carthamus tinctorius Plant Family: AsteraceaeOVERVIEW 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 or use as a dyePARTS USED FlowerTYPICAL PREPARATIONS Can be made for use as a dye, and whole petals used as teaSUMMARY Traditionally, the crop was grown for its seeds, and used for coloring and flavoring foods, in medicines, and making red (carthamin) and yellow dyes.In coloring textiles, dried safflower flowers are used as a natural dye source for the orange-red pigment Carthamin.Carthamin is also known, in the dye industry, as Carthamus Red or...

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