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, Safflower Seeds
An annual, erect, branching herb 0.6-1.0 m high, glabrous; stem whitish,
striate. Leaves sessile, somewhat clasping, broad-laneolate or
lanceolate-oblong, attenuated at both ends, strongly dentate, slightly
spinous; ventation pinnate and netted. lnflorescene a broad COrymb, heads
3-5 borne on leafy peduncles. Flowers orange-red, fruit a white achene,
obovoid, 4-angled, truncate at the top with 4 bosses; no pappus.
Safflower contains 2 coloring matters: the first, which is soluble in
water, is yellow (called Safflor yellow); the other has a beautiful red
color, greenish in reflected light, is insoluble in water, fixed and
volatile oils, ether, and in diluted acids, is slightly soluble in alcohol,
but readily soluble in alkaline solutions, in which, however, it readily
decomposes, with discharge of the color, and is termed carthamin, or
carthamic acid (C14H16O7). Its acid properties are feeble. Dried and mixed
with French chalk, it constitutes rouge, which is used as a cosmetic.
One of the main commercial uses of Safflower is in the dyeing industry.The
dyestuff of safflower is highly valued for its delicate shades of pink and
for its fragrance.It is also widely used for medicinal, cosmetic,industrial
and culinary purposes. Flowers powdered for rouge-like cosmetic.
In Japan, geishas wore lipstick made of crushed safflower petals to paint
the eyebrows and edges of the eyes as well as the lips. Infusion of tea from
dried petals is laxative, induces perspiration, and reduces fever. Yellow
dye is obtained by steeping the flowers in water, it is used as a saffron
substitute A red dye can be obtained by steeping the flowers in alcohol, it
is used for dyeing cloth and, mixed with talcum powder, is used as a rouge
to colour the cheeks.
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