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Scientific name of Sunflower: Helianthus annuus

Name of Sunflower in different languages:-

 Sanskrit: Adityabhakta, Arkakantha

 Hindi: Suryamukhi

 Malayalam: Sooryakanthi സൂര്യകാന്തി

Plant description

It is an erect, perennial plant, rough and hairy stem, reaching the heights of 3 m., leaves are broad, rough and alternate. Flowers are big and yellow in colour and have petals arranged outside of flower and a disk-like part contains  number of seeds arranged spirally

Useful plant parts:

Seeds, oil, root, leaf.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Deltoid Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Deltoid-tringular  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Chemical Contents

 Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Essential fatty acids, copper,  thiamine, phosphorus, selenium, quinic acid,, chlorogenic acid,  and caffeic acids etc.

Medicinal Uses:

 Stomachic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Anti-psoriatic,  Anti-rheumatic, Febrifuge.


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