- Distillation Method:
- Cold Pressed
- Plant Part:
- Latin Name:
- Helianthus annuus
- Certified Organic
About the Oil: Sunflower seeds contain vitamins A, E and E and lecithin, and are also rich in minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Sunflower oil is antioxidant, nutritive and warming.
Chemical FamiliesCHEMISTRY Fatty acid content: Linoleic acid ~73.5% Oleic acid ~14.2% Palmitic acid ~6.4% Stearic acid ~4.2%
ABOUT THE PLANT
Helianthus, or sunflower, is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraeae. The genus is one of many in the Asteraceae family that are known as sunflowers. The domesticated sunflower, H. annuus, is the most familiar species.
ABOUT THE OIL
The oil from sunflower seeds resembles that of Safflower oil, to which it is related.
Sunflowers were prized by the South American Indians who ground the seeds of the flowers in a mortar and pestle to make meal.
- conditions skin
- protects cells from oxidation
- strengthens fingernails
- Especially good for: normal skin, dry skin, rheumatoid arthritis, nails