Carthamus tinctorius seeds mature in Oct.
【Common name】False Saffron, Safflor
【Latin name】Carthamus tinctorius
【Seeds No】34.6g / 1000 Seeds
Carthamus tinctorius seeds
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- 【Habitat】Growing in warm and dry weather; cold-, drought- and salinity- resistant.
【Smell and taste】Lightly fragrant smell and lightly bitter taste.
【Flower】red or orange-red,
【Blooming period】May to August
【Fruiting period】May to August
【Seeding time】in Apring or Autumn
【Soil】Wide adaptability, prefers the warm and dry climate, cold-resistance, drought-resistance, fear of waterlogging
【Medicinal parts】tubular flowers without ovary
【Harvest & Processing】Flowering starts from late May, and bloom in Late May to mid- June. Pick blooming flowers that
unfold fully in gold color at 6:00 - 8:00 a.m on sunny days, dry in shade or on fire (40 - 60 centigrade). If flowers turn
black red and withered, quality of herb is lowered.
【Main components】 Flowers contain red and yellow pigments. These compositions can be separated from it: carthamin,
precarthami, safflow yellow A and B, safflomin A. Also contains polyphenols: chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, cate-chol,
pyrocatechol and dopa.
【Pharmacological effect】 Pharmacological on the cardiovascular system.
【Property】 Pungent, warm. Activating blood to unblock the meridian, dispelling stasis to relieve pain.
Mark: As for all the herbs we supply here, all the medicinal information is only for your reference. Please consult with
prefessional doctors for any application. Naturix-Seeds will not be responsible for any medicinal effects.