Plant name: Helianthus annuus L 


Active constituents: Flavonoids (heliannone, quercetin, kaempferol, luteolin, apigenin) diterpene acids:  

grandiflorolic, kaurenoic and trachylobanoic acids, triterpene glycosides,  


Medicinal properties: 

  • Contain valuable antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-infammatory, antihypertensive, wound-healing, and cardiovascular benefits found in its phenolic compounds, flavonoids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins  
  • Inhibition of the expression of NOS-2, COX-2 and the release of inflammatory cytokines, is responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of the diterpenoids