Safflower is a thistle-like plant in the daisy family that produces rounded yellow or reddish-orange flower heads and rosettes. Before it was used for its health benefits in cooking and as a tea or oil, the bright yellows and reds of the plant were cultivated as a multipurpose dye. Safflower has a mild and pleasant taste and is sometimes used in cooking as a substitute for saffron, earning the nickname "false saffron". 


Safflower tea benefits have long been acknowledged by traditional Chinese and Native American herbal medicine practitioners and are thought to help certain cardiovascular conditions, as well as ailments in the respiratory and digestive systems. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities of the herb are due to a variety of flavonoids. Safflower is also rich in calcium, magnesium, folate, phosphorous and fatty acids. 



Carthamus tinctorius






Dried Flower / Cut & Sifted


Culinary and Medicinal Herb


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.


Benibana Gohan

Cinnamon & Egyptian Safflower Spiced Lamb


Safflower Madeleines

Safflower Petal Chicken

Safflower Petals

SKU: 1249
  • Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in patients with bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic diseases, or peptic ulcers. Use with anticoagulant medications should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.


    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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