Safflower flowers are occasionally used in cooking as a cheaper substitute for saffron, and are thus sometimes referred to as “bastard saffron.” Safflower concentrate is an ingredient of the carbonated soft drink Tizer and some types of Sunkist.
Dried Safflower flowers (草紅花 caohonghua, 紅花 honghua) are used in Traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain, increase circulation, and reduce bruising. They are included in herbal remedies for menstrual pain and minor physical trauma.
Storage: Recommended storage is cool, dry area.
Shelf Life: Use within 12 months of production date