Centaurea Cyanus

Part Used- Flowers.

The Latin name, Cyanus, was given the Cornflower after a youthful devotee of the goddess Flora (Cyanus), whose favourite flower it was, and the name of the genus is derived from the Centaur, Chiron, who taught mankind the healing virtue of herbs

Cornflower was commonly grown in uk, it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of "corn", referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. Due to over-use of herbicides in cornfields throughout Europe and the US, Cornflowers no longer reseeded themselves naturally. While in some countries, Cornflower in on the endangered list.

It is a member of the Asteracea or Compositae family, which is a large and widespread group of plants that includes sunflowers, daisies, and asters.

Folknames: bachelor’s buttons, blue bottle, blue bow, hurt sickle, blucap.

Deities: Chiron, Flora

Planet: Saturn and Venus.

Zodiac: Cancer and Virgo.

Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.

Element: Water and Earth.

Gender: Feminine

Some magical uses include:

*Psychic Awareness





*Alleviate anger

*Third Eye Awakening






*To ward off negative energies hang a satchet if cornflowers In your home, or hang by your front door for protection.

*Working with the Fae? These are also good to help us see and work with them.

*Sprinkle cornflowers in your right shoe to attract the right lover.

*Place cornflowers in a pouch between the your pillows, or sprinkle under the bed for fertility.

Medicinally boiling a cornflower plant is effective in treating pink eye.

It is also a diuretic and tonic. It is used to treat dyspepsia, and the flowers have long been used in eyewashes, eye drops, and compresses for eyes.

Cornflower comes in a variety of colours such as purple, pink, and blue and it’s petals has been used to make ink used in spellwork or even magical writings in BOS/Grimoires.

References and Links:

“Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Herbs & Plants, A” by Rachel Patterson.


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