The flower of healing and positivity!

Helianthus, commonly known as the sunflower, is more than just a pretty flower. There are 70 different species of sunflower and several colors, including red. Native to North and South America, sunflowers can grow from 6 - 10 feet. It is a prime source of vitamins D, A, and E, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and selenium. Sunflower seeds and oil are used as a supplement and cooking oil and serve several benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties. The flowers bloom to their fullest in the middle of the summer and are popularly known to demonstrate behavior heliotropism, face the sun, and follow its direction.

“The scientific name of the sunflower, “Helianthus,” is derived from the greek words Helios which means “sun,” and Anthos means “flower.”

Some Amazing Benefits 

  • Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E, an excellent hair conditioner
  • Rich in oleic acid, sunflower oil hydrates and moisturizes skin.
  • Sunflower seeds lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure.
  • As a good source of vitamins A, E, and minerals like magnesium, sunflower seeds strengthen your immune system.

Frequently asked questions


● Does sunflower combat pollution?

Sunflowers are hyperaccumulators. In simple words, it has a high ability to absorb pollutants like lead and radiation. Thus, they help to detoxify their surroundings.

How to grow Sunflowers??

Sunflowers are planted through their seeds. Do not sow the seeds more than an inch deep, and make sure to keep them 6 inches apart from each other. Sunflowers are heat and drought-tolerant, so they are easy to grow plants.

● How to consume sunflower seeds?

Sunflower seeds can be eaten raw, roasted, flavored, as a seasoning in pasta, salads, curries, or as powder, in any form you like.

● What is the suggested consumption of sunflower oil?

Sunflower oil is suggested to be consumed around 20 grams, or 1.5 tbsp, as the saturated fat helps reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fun facts about Sunflower

  • The Tallest sunflower is 30 feet tall and is grown in Germany.
  • Germany has a yearly sunflower carnival.
  • Red sunflowers exist and are believed to be a sign of positivity.
  • The center of the sunflower is a group of numerous flower buds.
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Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition, offering benefits like heart health, rich in antioxidants, promoting skin health, supporting bone health, and providing essential nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium.

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