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sunflower,

n Latin name:
Helianthus annuus; parts used: leaves, flowers, roots; uses: diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, appetite stimulant, contraction of bodily tissues; wound healing, malaria, lung conditions, rheumatism; precautions: may cause allergic reactions. Also called
a'bbad al shams, a'in ash shams, aycicegi, common sunflower, fleur soleil, flor de sol, girasol, gula barbaroza, guna baqan, gundondu, helianthe, himawari, tournesol, ward ash shams, and
zonnebloem.

sunflower

a plant whose seed is used for oil for human food. The residual cake is a high-protein supplement but lacking in lysine. Decorticated seed cake contains 44% protein, undecorticated seed cake, suitable only for ruminants because it contains the seed hulls, contains 28% protein.
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