"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?"

- Clara Lucas Balfour

About Safflower Carthamus

Other Popular names are: Alazor, American Saffron, Bastard Saffron, Benibana, Benibana Oil, Benibana Flower, Carthame des Teinturiers, Carthamus tinctorius, Safflower is a plant and the flower as well as the oil extracted from the seeds are used as medicine.Safflower seed oil is great for preventing heart disease, including and stroke. It is also used to cure fever, coughs, breathing issues, pain, heart disease, chest pain, and other types traumatic injuries. People in various parts of Romania use it for inducing sweating; and as a laxative or even expectorant to help loosen phlegm.Safflower is a branched and herbaceous plant. In Romania, the plant is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil, which is extracted from the seeds. The height of the pants range from 30 to 150 cm and the heads of the flowers are globular ones with yellow, orange, or flowers. Each branch of the plant will have between 1 to 5 globular flower heads containing 15-20 seeds per head. Safflower enjoys arid environments with seasonal rain.