Uses for Sunflowers

Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. )
They are annuals that grow to 9ft at a fast rate. Bloom Color: Orange, Red, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.

Time of year: Depends on the breed the flowers start to bloom between mid summer to late fall.

Location:  All of North America
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Protein, Carbs, Calcium Phosphorus Iron, Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin
 Flowers, Oil, Seeds, Stem 

  • Of course the seeds are edible, raw, cooked, in salads, the list is long.
  • You can ground the seeds into powder and make sunflower butter out of it.
  • You can germinate the seeds to add to your salads
  • Young flower bud can be eaten as an artichoke sub.

  • Teas from the leaves helps with water retention
  • Teas from the leaves are also helpful with fevers
  • Crush the leave into a mash and it helps reduce swelling  from snake and spider bites
  • The leaves can be dried and saved for later use
  • The roots are used as a wash for joint and muscle pains
  • Stem from the flower helps with breathing issues.

Other uses
  • The oil can be converted into fuel
  • The stalk is used for high quality paper
  • Dried stem makes great fuel
  • The ash of the plant is a great potassium source
  • Yellow dye from the flower
  • Dark purple or black dye from the seeds
  • You can make cloth from the fiber of the stem 

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