Metaphysical Properties Of Purple Cornflower
Official Name: Centaurea cyanus
Other Names: Bachelor's Buttons, Devil's Flower, Red Campion, Bluet, Hurtsickle, Blue Bottle.
Deity: Robin Goodfellow
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Psychic Abilities, Fertility
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Purple Cornflower
- Women wear this flower on their bosoms to attract a man's love.
- If you put a Cornflower in your pocket when you make advances towards the opposite sex, if it is still fresh then your advances were successful.
Purple Cornflower is of the genius Centaurea flower. Known for their ability to curb anxiety, reduce joint pain, soothe irritated skin, calm an upset stomach and reduce eye swelling, Cornflowers contain properties that enhance immune system functioning.
It is used for enhancing psychic abilities, fertility, love, sex, and abundance. The flowers are used to decorate altars, and the dried flower is carried in sachets or amulets to attract lovers. Centaurea symbolizes hope, remembrance, devotion, delicacy, anticipation, unity, fertility, and love.
It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Its use dates to the early Greeks and Egyptians. The genus name is taken from the Greek word "kentauros," meaning "centaur." Chiron is a centaur known for his knowledge of medicine. He used the Centaurea flower to heal his wounds. Chiron has been recognized for teaching humankind the medical secrets and healing power of herbs.
Some say the name "Cornflower" is given because the plant often grows in cornfields. The common term "Bachelor's Button" has several possible origins. It is believed this common name was given because the bud resembles a kind of button that did not require sewing.