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Safflower

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What other names is Safflower known by?

Alazor, American Saffron, Bastard Saffron, Benibana, Benibana Oil, Benibana Flower, Cártamo, Carthame, Carthame des Teinturiers, Carthamus tinctorius, Chardon Panaché, Dyer's Saffron, Fake Saffron, False Saffron, Hing Hua, Honghua, Huile de Carthame, Kusumbha, Kusum Phool, Safflower Nut Oil, Safflower Oil, Safran Bâtard, Safranon, Zaffer, Zafran.

What is Safflower?

Safflower is a plant. The flower and seed oil are used as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Reducing LDL cholesterol.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fever, tumors, coughs, bronchial conditions, blood circulation disorders, pain, menstrual disorders, chest pain, traumatic injuries, constipation, inducing sweating, causing abortion, and other uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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