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Safflower dates back into the Middle Ages. A tonic of Safflower seed juice mixed with chicken stock or sweetened water was said to have been taken for constipation or respiratory problems. Safflower made up into a tea is used as a treatment for colds, flu and fevers. When it is taken as a hot tea it increases perspiration. It has also been found to have calming effect on hysteria.
The Oil of the Safflower has come into prominence as being one of the vegetable oils with the lowest cholesterol content. Research has established that an intake of polyunsaturated oils in man's diet lowers the level of blood cholesterol which reduces heart disease. Since it was discovered that animal fats in the diet raise the cholesterol blood level, a search was made among the vegetable oils, for the best oils to replace the animal fats in the diet and Safflower oil was found to have one of the highest percentage levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids of the oils tested.
Safflower flowers properly aged and with the oxygen exposure of the air combined with the volatile properties in the plant, develop a sugar-like compound that stimulates the production of adrenaline by the adrenal gland and also stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. This can be a life-saving event.
If there is a problem with the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin for life's necessities and also with the adrenal gland in producing sufficient adrenaline and both can be stimulated to increase their present production, this can only be a temporary improvement, as these original symptoms are indicative of an insufficient supply of nutrients present in the blood to maintain the proper function of these organs.
The increase in the production of insulin and adrenaline by this herb indicates only a temporary increased production of insulin and adrenaline, (like sparking an almost dead battery). This extra time of improvement should be used to re-supply the blood's levels of these lacking necessary nutrients, so as to build up the health of the organs affected. In this manner, herbs can be very beneficial in buying extra time to aid in restoring a healthy system.
Safflowers (100 capsules)