Sunflower Seed

Sunflower Seed

A Versatile Ingredient in Chinese Medicine

Description: Sunflower seeds are known for their warm and neutral nature, sweet and light flavor. They are considered to be a helpful ingredient for assisting with certain digestive issues, such as uncomfortable bowel movements and diarrhea accompanied by blood. In addition, they may aid in facilitating the eruption of a rash in measles.


  • Crush a handful of sunflower seeds (with shells removed), add a cup of boiling water and an adequate amount of honey, and stir. Enjoy in the morning and evening to assist with constipation.
  • Crush a handful of sunflower seeds, add a piece of rock sugar and some water, then boil over low heat for 1 hour. Drink a cup each time, three times a day, to help with diarrhea accompanied by blood.
  • Crush a small portion of sunflower seeds to make tea. Enjoy twice a day to facilitate eruptions in cases of measles.
  • Crush a handful of sunflower seeds with shells, add a piece of rock sugar, and boil over low heat for half an hour; enjoy twice a day to aid in reducing ringing in the ears.

Experiment: Some studies have shown interesting results with sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. For instance, a normal person consuming unrefined sunflower oil on an empty stomach might temporarily see a change in their cholesterol levels. Additionally, when young women used sunflower oil for cooking for a week, there was a slight alteration in their cholesterol levels.

Conclusion: Sunflower seeds are more than just a tasty snack. Their properties and applications in various wellness practices offer insights into how this natural ingredient might be utilized in different ways. Though these preparations are not intended to replace professional medical advice, they may be of interest to those looking to explore traditional approaches to common ailments.

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