Safflower


Safflower

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Carthamus tinctorius L.

Arabic name(s)

Osfur

English name(s)

Safflower

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Carthamus L.

Species

Carthamus tinctorius L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Safflower is an annual, herbaceous plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Safflower is one of the oldest crops, where it was drawn on the walls of Pharaonic tombs and temples of ancient Egypt. At present, safflower is widely cultivated in countries of southern Europe, the Middle East and India.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Ibn ‘Umar said “the Messenger of PBUH forbade the mafdam” Yazied said to Al-Hassan, what is the Mofdam? He said, the one that saturated with the safflower. Sunn Ibn Majah, book of the clothes.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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