Cornflower Seeds

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Cornflower Seeds

Cornflowers is used externally as an anti-inflammatory and astringent herb for eye ailments and skin cleansing.

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Annual;

For conjunctivitis, stained eyes;

Cornflowers, also commonly known as "Bachelor Buttons", produce and abundance of bright blue, long-stemmed flowers from early summer through fall; charming in beds, borders and meadow gardens;

Fresh flower petals are added to salads;

Cornflowers is used externally as an anti-inflammatory and astringent herb for eye ailments and skin cleansing;

An eye wash made with cornflower blossom is used for conjunctivitis as well as to relieve strained, tired or puffy eyes;

Cornflower leaves are used to create a cleansing facial steam for dry, sensitive skin;

Sow indoors in early spring in a sunny location with well-drained soil after all danger of frost is past;

Cover seed very lightly with ¼ inch of fine soil and firm lightly;

For earlier blossoms, start indoor 4 weeks before the last frost date;

For best result when starting seeds indoor use Plantation Seed Starting Mix and Trays;

Harvest flowers as they open; use fresh or dry;

Germinates-7-12 days;

Sow depth - 1/4";

Plant spacing-6-12";

Eyewash: combine ½ ounce dried herb with 20 fluid ounces of water. Reduce to about 14 fluid ounces. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes to sterilize. Strain well through a fine sieve to remove any particles. Cool liquid and add to an eyecup. Bath eyes once daily as needed, dilute mixture if necessary.

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