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Safflower was—and is—used to induce sweating, and to induce the onset of menstruation. It was used, both in China and in America, as a treatment for measles. Safflower is used to relieve abdominal pain. The flowers are also used to cleanse and heal wounds and sores, and to treat skin rashes. Safflowers can reduce coronary artery disease, and lower cholesterol levels. Safflower contains a polysaccharide that has been shown to stimulate immune function—the tests have only been done on mice. Safflower lowers cholesterol levels. Safflower is sometimes mistakenly sold under the name of Saffron.
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