Plum Dragon Herbs
Hong Hua (Safflower Flower)
Chinese Herb: Hong Hua (Safflower Flower)
Carthamus Tinctorus; Flos Carthami
Hong Hua is called "Red Flower" in Chinese, and this strong Blood invigorating herb is named after its red color. The best Safflower comes from the mountains of Tibet and has many uses. It is sweet, bitter, and warm in energy and figures in to most all basic bruise liniment recipes.