Car'thamus tincto'rius, Safflower. -- The dried florets, U.S.P. 1820-1870, India, cultivated, in America, etc. Annual herb, .3-.6 M. (1-2 degrees) high, branched; leaves spinose; flowers orange-red, corolla tubular, 2.5 Cm. (1') long, 5-lobed; odor slight, taste bitter; contains volatile oil, carthamin (red) .5 p.c., saffron yellow 24-30 p.c. Diaphoretic (hot infusion), tonic, laxative; measles scarlatina (to promote eruption), catarrh, rheumatism; in infusion. Dose, gr. 5-15 (.3-1 Gm.).

Carthamus tinctorius.