the Russian name : a cornflower; the Ukrainian: voloshka; the Polish: chaber modrak, blawatek, chaber blawatek.
Family : Compositae - slozhnotsvetnye.
The Known weed plant in crops of grain crops, mainly winter (neigh). Blossoms in June-July. Flowers are collected in baskets, regional increased, blue (very seldom white or pink). A plant annual or biannual in height 30 - 60 sm, branched out. It is extended everywhere.
Collect regional nimbuses of colours (sometimes together and internal tubular tsvetki), pulling out them from baskets. Dry in a shade.
Apply petals of cornflowers in a dose 1 teaspoon on 1 glass of boiled water, insisting minutes 30. Having filtered, drink on 1 / 3 or on 1/2 glasses 2 - 3 times a day. This napar accept at illnesses of kidneys and a bladder (an inflammation of kidneys and a bladder, at spasms and katarah the last). The author underlines especially protivospazmaticheskie properties of cornflowers.
Flowers of cornflowers accept also in mixes with other herbs. There are patients who have one after another throughout enough long time abscesses and chiri, exhausting the patient. For their treatment in the people there are many various medical means and procedures. Here one of them: do a mix of colours of cornflowers - 15,0 g, grasses nettles burning - 10,0 g, colours of nails - 10,0 g, leaves gretskogo (voloshskogo) a nut - 10,0 g, grasses a horsetail - 10,0 g, grasses pansies - 20,0 g, train grasses - 15,0 g and grasses veroniki medicinal - 10,0 of 4 table spoons (everyone with top) this mix fill in 1 l of unboiled water, namachivajut within night, and boil 5 - 7 minutes in the morning. Drink this broth for a day in 5 receptions. Are treated by it within 6 weeks.
At a delay of urine owing to inflammatory processes in urinogenital bodies use hot broth from the following mix of grasses: petals of cornflowers - 10,0 g, a root an elder grassy ("чхыхэшъ") - 15,0 g, rylets corn - 10,0 g, bearberry leaves - 15,0 g, grasses a horsetail - 5,0 g, gryzhnika - 10,0 g and birch kidneys - 15,0 All mix grasses, prepare and accept, as the previous mix.
Naruzhno . From napara colours of cornflowers in a mix with colours an elder black and a grass ochanki , all fifty-fifty, is done by lotions on sick eyes. The same broth filtered through cotton wool, dig in eyes (on 4 - 5 drops).
Sometimes on a half-glass of this broth add 15 more - 20 drops spirit tinctures a dope and use it mainly at suppurations of eyes (washing, zakapyvanija).
Storage . Flowers of cornflowers store in the dense boxes which have been laid out by a paper.