Sunflowers are the type of flowers that people often associate with cheerfulness and optimism. It is very common for us to see a bunch of sunflowers residing in a vase in the hospital room of a person who is ill. This is because the bright yellow color and the appearance of the flower itself lifts up the mood of most people. But they are just more than flowers of beauty and optimism. In recent times research has proved that they can improve their health as well. It is not a hidden fact that the seeds of sunflowers do wonders for the health of individuals.
The health values
Along with being used in romantic wedding flowers in Singapore and flower arrangements, people are starting to realize the added values of sunflowers as well. These include health benefits. According to a source, the world’s healthiest foods website the sunflower is an excellent source of vitamin E. this vitamin is the body’s main source of fat soluble antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that helps to destroy free radicals in the body preventing the destruction of cells by these free radicals. This is itself reason enough for sunflowers to be considered amongst the top ten healthiest food in the world. Furthermore they are also a good source of selenium and magnesium which is known to be cancer preventive.
So next time you are about to buy hand bouquets made of sunflowers also think about the health benefits that they provide? The magnesium and selenium and along with being cancer preventive, help to detoxify the body, and improves the health of nerves and blood vessels in the body. The improved health of blood vessels makes sure that the blood pressure in your body remains under control, reduces the risk of the individual developing a stroke and also gives you relief from muscles cramps and conditions like migraines.
And it’s just not the seeds that are a source of health benefits. If you are having a fever you can use them as an infusion which can help bring the fever down. It also plays a role in improving lung issues and offering relief from diarrhea. If you’ve developed a wound or other similar skin injury, you’ll be amazed by the healing wonders of sunflower stems. So what’s not to love about these bright and cheerful flowers? When they can add both beauty and health into our lives. They are beautiful plus they add a lot of nutritional value to our lives and help us prevent diseases and also help the environment in the process.