How Sunflowers Brighten Your Day
Flowers can brighten your day with their beautiful colors and wonderful fragrance
Flower Power of the Sunflower
The properties that give the flower the ability to help with the "healing process" is often overlooked, hardly appreciated and very mysterious. I say mysterious because scientists are still having problems answering the simplest of questions about these beautiful, living wonders.
What we do know is that there are over 270,000 different species on planet Earth (that we know of) and have discovered plant fossils dating back over 145 million years ago. Plant fossils have been uncovered in Sweden, Portugal, England and along the Gulf coasts of the United States.
The sunflower is believed to have magical properties according to the North American Indians. It's been discovered that Indians living in prairies often placed bowls of sunflower seeds on the graves of their dead. It was also believed that if a girl puts three sunflower seeds down her back she'll marry the first boy she meets. The sunflower represents warmth, loyalty, nourishment and power which are all attributes of the sun.
Believe it or not, the sunflower was grown not because of its beauty, but because of its usefulness. The sunflower is the symbol of anti nuclear weapons.
Sunflowers can grow up to 15ft in height, and because of their tremendous size, the Incas would often worship the sunflower. The sunflower can produce 40% of its weight in oil and just one mature sunflower can produce up to 1000 sunflower seeds.