Folk and popular names for cornflower: cornflower, cornflower, cornflower, modrak, modroflower, prairieflower, wasilek, oxeye 😉
Properties of cornflower
Cornflower is an annual plant, it grows wild in fields, between crops, on spears and pastures. For medicinal purposes, the flower petals are collected during dry weather and dried quickly in an airy and shady place, at which time they acquire a pleasant, spicy fragrance.
The plant contains mucilaginous and resinous compounds, tannin, organic acids, sugars, mineral salts, the glycoside cyanidin, the bitter compound centaurin.
An infusion of cornflower is used internally for urinary tract disorders, liver disorders, febrile diseases. Cornflower has choleretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effects.
Externally, an infusion of cornflower is an effective treatment for conjunctivitis and inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Soothing properties of cornflower water for sensitive skin
Cornflower soothes sensitive eyes. Lack of sleep, burnout, staring at a screen, dry skin….
The soothing and anti-edematous properties of cornflower water remove bags and revitalize puffy, tired or irritated eyes. Just put a few drops on a few cotton pads, apply them to your eyes and sit for 10 minutes. Immediate improvement guaranteed!
Cornflower water has an astringent effect, which means it closes pores, gently dries the skin and regulates sebum secretion. It firms, brightens and lightens our complexion. For best results, apply a cotton ball soaked in cornflower water to clean, dry skin. You can also add it to your evening routine by using it instead of a toner, or add a few drops of water to a BIOSOMA cream mask.
Cornflower water is great for blemishes, especially on acne-prone skin. It has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect, calming and reducing redness on sensitive skin. Just a few drops on a cotton ball is enough! Finally, apply a moisturizer.
The soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of cornflower cool sunburns. Immediately spray sunburned skin with cornflower water. And don’t forget to moisturize well with a nourishing cream or BIOSOMA lotion.
Spray the hydrolate with an atomizer on the cleansed face, body and hair. Apply to the skin before applying oil or cream.
You can make a compress – a gauze pad soaked in hydrolate can be applied around the eyes, eyelids, on skin that is particularly gray and tired.