[HERB] Safflower | Saffron | Asfour Carthamus Tinctorius

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Asfour Carthamus Tinctorius

Scientific name: Safflower /Saffron / Asfour / Color Cortex

The saffron cortex is a flowering plant in shades of yellow, orange and red. The plant blooms in the summer. The plant is better able to cope with drought and heat conditions thanks to its deep roots, but is very exposed to cold injuries because of its long, thin stems.
The flowers of the pomegranate are used to prepare the spice of Osphor, a cheap substitute with a taste and shade similar to saffron; The seeds are used as food for birds, since other forest animals such as squirrels do not like it; And that the oil of the pomegranate is used as a substitute for flaxseed oil in the production of certain oil colors, especially shades that are not yellowed, such as white.

Culinary uses:
In the kitchen there is use as a substitute / asfur as a cheap substitute for saffron because the pigments of color give a taste of turmeric.

Other uses:

The plant contains many antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, iodine, minerals and is considered to be the least aging plant, stimulates blood circulation, laxative, promotes sweating and reduces cholesterol.

How to use:
Soak 1 teaspoon of the plant in a glass of boiling water and drink.
You can also cook the plant with rice or broth.

Warnings and warnings:
• Pregnant women are
not allowed • Women with severe bleeding and strong menstrual cycle are not allowed
• Because the herring is similar in shape and color to saffron, be careful not to confuse them

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