What a sunflower plant can do for your health?

What a sunflower plant can do for your health?

Sunflower, a genus of sunflower in the family Asteraceae, is used as medicine for inflorescence receptacle (Helianthus annuus), roots, stem pith, leaves, and seeds. After the fruits are ripe, they are pulled up by the roots, harvested separately, and dried in the sun.

Many of us have seen sunflower, a common ornamental plant planted in the yard and the park. Its fruit, sunflower seeds, also appear frequently in our lives, such as sunflower oil, fried sunflower seeds often eaten in the New Year, and so on.

In Chinese medicine, helianthus annuus, root, stem pith, and sunflower seeds can be used as medicinal herbs, and their efficacy is quite good.


Helianthus annuus


High blood pressure, headache, kidney deficiency and tinnitus, toothache, stomachache, abdominal pain, and menstrual pain.

✔ For dizziness, use one helianthus annuus and two eggs of Uggs, boil with rock sugar, eat the eggs and drink the soup.

✔ For stomachache, sunflower disk, pork belly, wash and stew, eat pork belly and drink soup.


Root and stem pith


For astringent pain in urine, urinary stones, celiac disease, cough, phlegm and asthma, swelling, and leucorrhea.

✔ For painful urination, use fresh sunflower root with stem pith, decocted in water, and drink as tea.

✔ For Leukorrhea, use sunflower stems chopped and taken with water decoction with brown sugar.




For loss of appetite, weakness and headwind, blood dysentery, and impermeable rash.

✔ For children with pinworms, eat an appropriate amount of sunflower seeds raw daily. In addition, sunflower seeds can be beaten and decocted to take.

Here comes some tips from researchers from SaintNoon, please be careful:

(1) People with poor liver function should not eat more sunflower seeds.

(2) Young people childbearing should not eat more, affecting their reproductive function.

(3) Patients with bleeding disorders should not eat them, affecting blood clotting.

(4) Patients with acute and chronic enteritis should not eat them.

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