Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) is a plant of the family Asteraceae, which is also known as American saffron.
- Scientific name: Carthamus Tinctorius
- English Name: Safflower
- Arabic Name: Ghortam
Safflower is an annual plant with a height up to 1 m, leaf length of 30-90 mm and leaf width of 10-20 mm, green serrated leaves, glabrous, without petioles, veins on the lower surface, and yellow and orange flowers.
The flowers of this plant contain carthamone, carthamin, flavonoids and the seeds contain linoleic and lineoleic acid.
The safflower flowers have two pigments:
- A yellow substance that dissolves in water.
- Carthamin, which is insoluble in water.
The safflower flowers contain a yellow substance called safflower yellow and isocarthamin, which contains the fats, including oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and two pigments called carthamic acid and carthamin.
Medicinal-therapeutic properties of safflower
- Food coloring
- Pain killer
- Antifungal and worm killer
- Anti-inflation and tumor suppressor
- Prevent platelet stickiness
- Accelerate blood flow
- Laxative and cathartic
- Regulate menstruation and strengthen uterus
- Strengthen nerves and sedative
- Treat jaundice
- Eye wash.
Global export of safflower
Maleki Commercial Company is the global exporter of this plant with the highest active ingredients and the best quality and price among all companies exporting this plant. This holding company has achieved great success in exporting this plant to various countries without intermediaries.
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Safflower price in Iran
Maleki Commercial Company exports pure safflower at the best price under the Elisso Sky brand to Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has gained many customers’ satisfaction.