Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an ancient native-American plant which was possibly domesticated in eastern North America even before the arrival of corn and beans from Mexico. It is an excellent source of vitamin E which is crucial in the prevention of sun damage to sensitive skin cells by ultraviolet light. Also rich in vitamins A, C and D, healthy carotenoids and waxes which help to form a protective barrier for the skin. The anti-inflammatory benefits of sunflower oil is evidently strong with its abundance of Omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid which aids in the development of new skin cells. Moreover the folate or folic acid present in sunflower oil also helps the body in the manufacture of new cells. Other names Sunflower oil goes by are Aceite de Girasol, Adityabhakta, Corona Solis, Fleurs de Soleil, Grand Soleil, Hélianthe, Hélianthe Annuel, Helianthi Annui Oleum, Helianthus annuus, Huile de Graines de Tournesol, Huile de Tournesol, and Marigold of Peru.