Safflower powder (Carthamus tinctorius), has been used for health and wellness, ceremonial, and cosmetic and aesthetic purposes.
Since man’s beginnings along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, safflower has been part of human tradition. The ancient Egyptians used the flower, and it is found throughout Greek manuscripts. It was a major crop throughout India’s history. While it didn’t appear in the United States until the early 1900s, it has been a popular cooking ingredient and also used in paints as an oil base and for coloring. Safflower is used in wellness practices because of its benefits to hair, ability to fight belly fat, and as a supplement supporting cardiovascular health.
What is Safflower Good For?
Safflower powder (Carthamus tinctorius) is a legal, safe herb that has benefited many who approach health and wellness naturally. In addition to aiding in appearance by keeping hair at optimum health and helping fight stubborn fat.
Promote Hair Health with Safflower Powder
Throughout history, Chinese women have used safflower oil to increase the luster of their hair. This has spread to the Western world with many hair treatments patenting formulations that include safflower oil.
Benefits of Safflower Oil
Safflower oil increases hair strength, growth, and elasticity. It increases shine but without making the hair greasy or leaving a film like other oils do. Increased moisture to the hair and scalp eliminates dandruff and tight, dry scalp. While some may be worried about the oil used on the hair causing breakouts, safflower has the added benefit of lessening sebum production, diminishing the frequency and severity of breakouts.
Safflower’s rich color also makes it a natural way to enhance hair color versus using harsh chemicals like ammonia when color treating.
Reduce Belly Fat
Belly fat is a common complaint amongst those looking to tighten up their physique. It’s some of the most stubborn flab to combat no matter age or sex. Safflower oil has been found to aid in the reduction of this unwelcome bulge. Empirical evidence supports that the addition of Safflower powder specifically targets belly fat when taken as a supplement to a diet that includes plant-based foods and exercise. A combination of cardio and strength-training enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of safflower powder.
Safflower oil may start its work from the start by improving insulin sensitivity and regulating glucose levels.
Supplement Cardiovascular Health with Safflower Powder
One of the most impressive benefits of safflower powder is its ability to promote cardiovascular health. While it is more effective when started in good health, it shows benefits to all who incorporate it throughout studies from major institutions.
Safflower powder lessens bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol reduces blood pressure, and has been found to prevent the hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Safflower powder also helps reduce symptoms related to colds like fever, cough, and bronchitis. It acts as an expectorant, helping clear the lungs. It regulates menstruation, too.
Women who are pregnant or attempting to get pregnant should not take safflower.
For women, Safflower powder can be especially beneficial around mid-life. As hair grays and loses some of its shine and suppleness, safflower powder reinvigorates the scalp leading to hair women are proud of and one less perimenopause symptom to think about.
During this time, when women are often stressed thanks to significant physical shifts, Safflower powder also combats stubborn belly fat, which can be very difficult to get rid of as menopause approaches. It also helps regulate the period, which can be highly irregular during the years up to menopause.
In addition to helping people avoid the hardening of arteries, it also acts as a blood thinner, lowering the risk of clots and embolisms. People with a blood disorder or taking other supplements or prescriptions for blood-thinning agents should not take this supplement unless at the direction of their doctor.
Safflower has been an important crop historically in various parts of the world. It was used as a dye in ancient Egypt and especially important in funeral rituals. It served cosmetic purposes, too, including being charged to make the ubiquitous black kohl eyeliner.
One very interesting fact about safflower is that it’s where we get the term “red tape” meant to refer to bureaucracy. In the 16th Century, the British dyed document bindings with safflower. It was meant to make people think twice before tampering with legal documents and to show proof of tampering were it to happen.
It has been used for cooking oil and actually bred to have less husk and more oil-producing seed for cold pressing. Safflower-based cooking oil is especially good for high-heat cooking.
The oil also works as a binding agent in paints.
The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. See a doctor before starting any supplement regimen and when experiencing negative physical or emotional symptoms. This supplement is not safe for women who are pregnant.
- Help boost heart health
- Weight loss
- Healthy hair
- Safflower improves skin health
- Strengthens immunity
Ingredients: Wild harvested Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
Parts Used: Flower
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2-1 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps
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