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Adityabhakta

Comman Name : Sunflower

Latin Name : Helianthus annus

Sanskrit Name : Adityabhakta

  • Sunflower seeds, and the oil that is pressed from them are the part of the plant used most often for food and medicine.
  • Medicinally, seeds are diuretic, expectorant, and used for colds, coughs, throat, and lung ailments.
  • Sunflower oil is suitable for culinary, dietary and cosmetic use.
  • A blotting paper is made from the seed receptacles. A high quality writing paper is made from the inner stalk.
  • The seed makes excellent chicken-food and feeding fowls on bruised Sunflower seeds is well known to increase their laying power.