(latin: Centaurea cyanus)

Popular names:

Bachelor's button, Garden cornflower, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle or Cyani flower


It is an annual plant growing to 40-90 cm (16-35 inches) tall. The flowers are most commonly an intense blue colour, produced in flowerheads (capitula) 1.5–3 cm diameter, with a ring of a few large, spreading ray florets surrounding a central cluster of disc florets. The part that is used is the flower.

Health benefits:

anti-poison eye-treatment scalp

Medicinal uses:

It is a remedy against the poison of the Scorpion, and resists all venoms and poisons. A water distilled from the petals was formerly in repute as a remedy for weak eyes. Cornflower is frequently added to shampoos or the infusion is used in the form of a hair wash to facilitate in treatment of eczema of the scalp.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !