Sunflowers | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs


sunflowerHelianthus annuus

Originally a native of the American continent, sunflowers have been used as a diuretic and an expectorant, and as a remedy for pulmonary problems. The seeds are highly nutritive, rich in protein, minerals and vitamin D. In Turkey and Russia they have been used for malaria.

Ah, Sunflower! – weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun… [William Blake]