Safflowers were originally used for their red and yellow dyes. Today however, safflowers are valued for the unsaturated oils that come from their seeds. Having been used for generations to treat a variety of ailments, safflowers are commonly used today as a nutritional aid for treating digestive problems. As a blood purifier, Safflowers are helpful with removing toxins and waste, like lactic acid, from the system, cleaning the tissues and joints throughout the entire body.
Other benefits of safflowers have been to lower cholesterol, relieve arthritis, treat skin rashes and promote healthy liver functions.
Safflowers may also be used to stimulate perspiration, helping reduce fevers brought on by colds and flus.