Barbeau ou Bluet - Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus

Barbeau ou Bluet Centaurea cyanus Cornflower

CYANUS ou BARBEAU. Il y en a de simples & de doubles; on en trouve même dans les jardins des blancs. Des incarnats & des tannés. L’aubiloin des montagnes & les ambrettes sont de la classe des cyanus.

L’eau de barbeau est recommendée pour les yeux; d’où quelques-uns l’appellent casse-lunette:on s’en sert aussi pour les érésipelles & pour les rougeurs du visage; & en partiular ses feuilles & sa graine cuites dans du vin & bùes, servent contre les piqueures venimeuses & les fiévres malignes.


CYANUS or BARBEAU. There are single & double; it is even found in the gardens in whites, reds & tanned ones. Mountain hawk[weed] & ambrettes [Malva alcea] are of the cyanus class.

Cornflower water is recommended for the eyes; hence some call it glasses breaker: it is also used for erysipelas [a type of superficial cellulitis with dermal lymphatic involvement] & for redness of the face; & in particular its leaves & its seed cooked in wine & drink, are useful against poisonous stings & malignant fevers.

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