Wild cornflower, with its pretty blue flowers, is an opportunistic plant as it grows only at harvest time in wheat or grain fields. An unfortunate victim of herbicides, wild cornflower has become increasingly rare in the wild though its blue centaury is still a treasured emblem for France because of its association with WWI’s Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. Especially kind to swollen or tired eyes, Wild Cornflower floral water (technically a hydrosol) has been known since the Middle Ages for its toning, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is without equal for relieving the fatigue of eye strain. Apply it to a compress and press gently against eyelids to enjoy its soothing action. To rejuvenate a tired or sallow complexion, apply it directly and revel in a brighter, fresher skin tone.