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Safflower Extract

Product Name Safflower Extract
Active Ingredients Polysaccharides, flavonoids, volatile oils, alkaloids, lignans and organic acids
CAS Number 8001-23-8
Molecular Formula C27H29O15
Molecular Weight 593.15g/mol
Applications Personal Care, Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods, Animal Nutrition, etc.
Package 1kg,5kg/bag, 25kg/drum


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Safflower Extract

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What Is Safflower Extract?

Safflower extract is a natural food pigment extracted from the petal of Carthamus Tinctorius L. It is a yellow to brown powder that dissolves readily in water and ethanol solution. This product is non-toxic and has several essential pharmacological effects. Studies have shown that Carthamus has numerous pharmacological benefits, including improving myocardial blood supply, inhibiting platelet aggregation, inhibiting thrombosis, acting as an antioxidant, and protecting myocardium. Additionally, it displays bacterial and heat resistance. It is commonly used for weight loss and can also be used in Chinese medicine to improve blood flow and reduce pain.

Active Ingredient In Safflower Extract

Safflower contains various compounds such as flavonoids, steroids, phenolic acids, diols, lignans, chalcone, alkynes, and volatile oils, with its major active ingredient being hydroxysafflor.

  • This article discusses hydroxysafflor A (HSYA), which has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. We will explore HSYA’s potential uses in medical fields such as oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, gynecology, dermatology, gastrology, immunology, and in treating obesity and diabetes.

Bulk Safflower Powdered Extract Specification Sheet


Plant Extract


Yellow Brown Powder




Kosher, Halal, GMP, etc.

Active Ingredient


Test Methods


MOQ (minimum order quantity)



Available (10-20g/bag)

OEM Service

Available, such as capsules, tablets, pills, etc.

ODM Service


Private Label


Contract Manufacturing


Safflower Extract Health Benefits & Uses

The safflower plant is known to contain parts that have been studied and shown to provide beneficial effects for health like:

  1. Better Heart Health

Safflower yellow is a substance that is found in safflower and has properties that can help reduce inflammation and prevent damage to cells. It has been studied in relation to its ability to help prevent further health complications following a heart attack caused by a hormone called angiotensin II.

  1. Lowers Cholesterol

– High oleic safflower oil is a healthy option for those looking to lower their LDL cholesterol. This is because it is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. When used as a substitute for saturated fat, it can be especially effective.

  1. Controls Blood Sugar

– Carthamin and hydroxysafflor yellow A are active components that may help lower blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.

  1. Helps Blood Flow

 – Safflower is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance blood circulation. Studies have supported this claim.

Practical Applications

Safflower is incredibly versatile and offers a wide range of benefits. Its uses span across various domains, including medicine, food, and cosmetics, making it a valuable resource. Below are the sample applications:


  • Boosting the immune system
  • Regulating the digestive system
  • Acting as an antioxidant
  • Accelerating metabolism
  • Fat burning
  • Protecting cardiovascular health
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising


  • Widely used in frying and cooking
  • Adds a delicious flavor to salad dressings.
  • Excellent source of healthy fats


  • Moisturizes damaged skin.
  • Repairs cracked skin.
  • Combats aging
  • Removes Acne
  • Promotes hair growth.

Dose It Have Side Effect?

If a healthcare professional administers the safflower. It is considered safe for use but there are side effects:

  • Consuming high amounts of safflower has been conclusively linked to liver failure.
  • It is important to note that individuals with a ragweed allergy may also experience an allergic reaction to safflower. Ragweed allergy symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, irritated eyes, itchy throat.

Special Precautions and Warnings

Safflower may increase bleeding risk when taken with blood thinners. Here are some precautions and warnings.

SURGERY: Taking safflower at least 2 weeks before surgery as it can slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding during and after the surgery.

DIABETES: Safflower may worsen blood sugar control in people with diabetes, potentially causing high blood sugar levels.

Pregnancy: Safflower flower is not safe during pregnancy. It can cause miscarriages and contractions in the uterus. Safflower seed oil, on the other hand, is safe to take during pregnancy.

CHILDREN: It is potentially safe for healthcare professionals to administer a safflower oil emulsion (Liposyn) intravenously to children.

Is Safflower Extract FDA-Approved?

The FDA has unequivocally established the safety and efficacy of GLA safflower oil as an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids for adult dry food.

Other Information:

Storage: Safflower gradually becomes active after being stored for 240 days in an uncontrolled environment.

Best Used By: Safflower oil has health benefits for managing blood sugar, cholesterol, and skin inflammation, according to research.

Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: Sealed safflower oil can last up to 2 years, while opened safflower oil can last 1-2 years depending on storage.

Looking for a Reliable Safflower Extract Supplier?

At Nutri Avenue, we take pride in the exceptional quality of our Carthamus tinctorius petals and seeds, serving clients worldwide. Our products are FDA-registered, and we offer unbeatable wholesale prices. Rigorous third-party testing ensures only the finest quality for our customers. With five warehouses across the USA, strategically located in California, Florida, and NY/NJ, we provide fast and reliable shipping options, including air, sea, and express. Trust Nutri Avenue for all your Carthamus tinctorius needs and experience the confidence that comes with sourcing from a global leader.


Safflower extract unequivocally enhances the texture, tone, overall appearance, and quality of the skin.

Safflower can help improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and enhance tissue oxygenation by widening the arteries.

It’s important to note that safflower oil significantly impairs blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

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