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Sunflower Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Helianthus Annuus
Hindi Name
Surajmukhi, Hurduja
Homeopathic Name
Helianthus Annuus   -   Mother Tincture

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Sunflower Cures

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Action of Sunflower

Nutrients in Sunflower

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Taste of

Parts Used

Seeds, Leaves, Flower Buds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sunflower

Avoid use during Pregnancy.
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Sunflower is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a sub humid climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Cough, Cold.


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Materia Medica for Sunflower

Sunflower General

Sunflower is known as Surajmukhi in Hindi. It is associated to the Asteraceae family.
Sunflower has many medicinal benefits. Sunflower is good for Heart as it is low in calories and sodium.
The antioxidant property of Sunflower prevents against the damage against free radical. It is a rich source of Vitamin E that lowers the risk of Heart Attack.
Sunflower reduces the risk of Cancer. It raises the immunity and protects against different types of cancer like Breast, Prostate and Colon Cancer.
Vitamin E is antiinflammatory in nature that helps in treating conditions like Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
It lowers the level of cholesterol in the body and maintains a healthy body. Sunflower seeds contain monosaturated fats, polysaturated fats and fibers. These are beneficial in lowering the effects of bad cholesterol.
The dietary fibers present in Sunflower ease the digestion of food and aids in breaking the food molecules. The chances of encountering Constipation are reduced.
Magnesium and Calcium are needed for building strong bones. Sunflower is a rich source of Magnesium and Calcium. It provides strength and flexibility to bones and joints. It relaxes your muscles and nerves.
Sunflower contains an amino acids called Tryptophan, this amino acid produces Serotonin. Serotonin transmits the signals from one neuron to another. It relaxes the Brain and relieves Tension. The other compound Choline present in Sunflower improves Memory and its functioning. Sunflower seeds are useful in fighting Depression.
Sunflower seeds play a major role in supporting Skin health. Seeds contain copper that gets absorbed by the body to produce Melanin. Melanin is a pigment which provides color to your skin and protects you from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Beta carotene present in Sunflower protects your Skin against environmental damage. It reduces the signs of aging, scars and wrinkles. Sunflower is a rich source of essential fatty acids, these are needed for making your skin smooth and soft.
Sunflower promotes blood circulation to the scalp. It stimulates the Hair growth.
Sunflower contains zinc, and an excess of zinc may lead to hair loss. Discussion with a qualified Healthcare professional is must before use.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
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Single Herb

Sunflower for Beriberi

Eat a tsp of the Sunflower seeds every morning.

Sunflower Seeds for Hormonal Imbalance

Chew 4-6 Sunflower Seeds once in a day.

Sunflower for Saliva Excess

Chew Sunflower seeds .

Sunflower for Nerve Disorder

Take one tablespoon Sunflower seeds and one tablespoon crushed Sunflower leaves. Boil in one cup water. Strain. Drink it once a day.

Sunflower for Blepharitis

Place 3 tsp Sunflower oil in your mouth. Swirl it for 15 minutes. Then spit it out.
Caution : Do not swallow or gargle with Sunflower oil.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds for High Cholesterol

Chew one teaspoon Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds daily.

Sunflower seeds ( Surajmukhi ke beej ) for Difficult Menses

Boil 2 tsp Sunflower seeds in 600 ml water. Have 7 ml of the decoction once a day.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds for Bad Breath

Take 5 Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds. Chew them after every meal.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds as an Analgesic

Have a teaspoon of powdered Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Seeds with water once a day.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil as Detoxicant

Swish with Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil for 5 minutes on weekly basis. It detoxifies the tissues.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil for Bad Breath

Take a teaspoon of Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil. Swish until it becomes thin. It helps to take away bad breath.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil for Gum Diseases

Keep a teaspoon of Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil in your mouth. Swish for 5 minutes. Throw it. Do it on alternate days.

Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil for Toothache

Apply Sunflower ( Surajmukhi ) Oil over affected tooth. Swish after 15 minutes.

Sunflower for ALD

Sunflower Oil is rich in Oleic Acid. It will inhibit the progression of ALD.
Prepare your meals in Sunflower Oil.

Sunflower for Keshan Disease

Chew 1 teaspoon of Sunflower seeds daily.

Sunflower as an Aphrodisiac

Sunflower petal contain Chlorogenic Acid and Vitamin E which is good for enhancing sexual potency.
Fry Sunflower petals in oil. Sprinkle a pinch of Salt and Pepper on it. Consume it.
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Herbal Treatment For Heavy Metal Poisoning 2

Take 4 cloves of Garlic, hand full of Brazil Nut, 1/3 cup of Sunflower, 4 table spoons of Pumpkin seeds, 2 cups Coriander, 60 ml of Flax oil, 4 tablespoons of Lemon juice and 2 teaspoon Dulse powder. Mix them and grind. Add salt according to taste. Take one tablespoon daily for 15 days, every 6 months.

Herbal Treatment For High Blood Pressure 4

Take the powder of the following herbs:-
Winter Cherry (Stem):- 3 table spoon
Sunflower (Seeds): One and Half table spoon
Tinospora Cardifolia: 1/4th tablespoon
Sugar: 4 tablespoon.
Mix them together. Take two tablespoon with water twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sallow Skin 5

Take the following herbs :
Wheat : Gehun : Oil : 3o ml
Sunflower : Surajmukhi : Flower : 4 to 5
Turmeric : Haldi : Root : Crushed : 20 gram
Euphorbia Hypericifolia : Dudh Mogra : 20gram
Aloe Vera : Gheekumari : Gel : 30 gram
Jasmine : Chameli : Flower : 4 to 5
Put all ingredients in a grinder. Grind them together. Store in a glass bottle. Use it as face pack twice a week. It removes dead cells and gives you spotless skin.
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