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Sunflower Seeds Remedy


Sunflower Seeds - Research:
Sunflower oil has been investigated for its use in soothing athlete’s foot,4  burns,5  and sores.6  
 
As a food, sunflower seeds are known as a good source of protein, Vitamin D, E, K, and B complex.3  The seeds are most commonly eaten raw or roasted. Often the seeds can be found as an ingredient in breads and muffins.3  The oil is used in the manufacture of margarine and sunflower residue can be found as a popular component in animal feeds.1  Cosmetic companies use sunflower oil as a base in massage oils.1  
 
References:
1  Bown D. The Herb Society of America New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd; 2001.
 
3  Onstad D. Whole Foods Companion. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.; 1996.
 
4  Menendez S, Falcon L, Simon DR, Landa N. Efficacy of ozonized sunflower oil in the treatment of tinea pedis. Mycoses. Oct 2002:45(8):329-332.
 
5  Turegun M, et al. Sunflower oil in the treatment of hot tar burns. Burns. 1997:23(5);442-445.
 
6  Declair V. The usefulness of topical application of essential fatty acids (EFA) to prevent pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management. 1997:43(5);48-52.
 


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