Helianthus annuus (Helia) = Sonnenblumensamen/= Soleil/= Sunflower
Negativ: Ego/geschwätzig/unzuverlässig, Verdauung, Malaria;
Gemüt: spielt Possen
geistig unsicher (verbirgt, versteckt sie jedoch)
Wahnideen (würde nicht anerkannt, geschätzt)
Haut: Hautausschläge - Urtikaria
Schwindel: im Allgemeinen
Kopf: Schmerz [> im Freien/< Geräusche/< Kaffee/wund beißend/in Schläfen (l./pulsierend/drückend)/in Stirn (erstr. Nasenwurzel)]
Nase: Absonderung - Krusten, Schorfe innerlich (dick)
Jucken/Kribbeln in Nasenspitze
Kribbeln - Lippen/Wangen
Mund: riecht faulig/schmeckt widerwärtig, ekelhaft
Kongestion des Zahnfleisches
Schmerz < essend (brennend –d as Essen schmeckt ungewöhnlich heiß)
Sprache - schwierig
Innerer Hals: Blutandrang in Rachen
Schmerz (wund schmerzend)
Trocken (in Rachen)
Magen: im Allgemeinen
Übel (< fahrend im Wagen)/erbricht
Bauch: Aufgetrieben < nach Essen/Milz vergrößert/Milzerkrankungen
Schmerz - Milz
Blase: Wasser lassen häufig (nachts)
Glieder: Kribbeln in Füße/ruhelose Füße
Schmerz - Arme l./Knie l. (rheumatisch)/Schultern r. (stechend)
Fieber: Intermittierendes, chronisches Fieber, Wechselfieber (chronisch/verdorben durch falsche Behandlung)
Allgemeines: l./periodisch im Oktober
Malaria in alten Fällen
> Erbrechen/< Wärme
Vergleich: Flieht Mg, enthält 60% K in Asche + F + S + H + K + Cu (in Samen) + Kali-n (in Stielen) + Hormon-ähnliche Substanzen; Toluol (enthält Toluol). .
Allerlei: Ursprung: Mexico meidet Sol-t. + vv. Schwefel-/Sonnegeprägt
Klythia wird in eine Sonneblume verwandelt. nachdem sie Helios (= Sonnegott) verraten hat.
BB. Origin S. America where the sunflower played its role as 'the sun of the Incas', it has been established in Europe and almost every country in the world for decades.
Has a special relationship to the sun, which it shows by turning its flowerheads in the direction of the sun as long as it is young and its stems have not become wooden and rigid.
Sunflower essence supports male self worth, strengthens one's back (and the related Governor meridian in Chinese acupuncture), brings out honesty and stability, improves fertility. In prehistoric times when people still did not understand the relationship of sexuality and fertility, they had no idea at all of what a father was and had no word for him. Accordingly there is no explicit father archetype. Sunflower essence can bring men to their own inner balance. Well-balanced men can be good fathers. To strengthen
the father archetype, we recommend a combination of Sunflower and Spruce essence.
Although Sunflower family plants share a characteristic flower structure, the individual plant species exhibit a wide range of plant forms and gestures. In fact, each plant family is really a broad spectrum of qualities, or variations on a common theme. We see the Sunflower with its broad, rounded leaves and tall, radiant flower heads in contrast with the Star Thistle, with its narrow stem-hugging leaves, spiny thorns, and small clusters of tubular florets. Also within this plant family we have the contracted
Tansy flowers, sometimes called “buttons” because they contain only disk florets (like the yellow centers of the daisy), contrasted with the Dandelion and Chicory, which contain only the rayflorets. The Yarrow is a particularly remarkable member.
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare This composite flower has only central disk florets, and thus resembles the center of a daisy, without any ray florets. The densely structured flower head gives an impression of compactness and containment.
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Bursting into brilliant yellow blossoms in early spring, this composite flower has only ray florets. The stamens form the central structure; there are no disk florets. The expansive quality of the Dandelion is seen not only in the ray flowers, but also in the seed head which disperses easily into the wind.
Sunflower Family because in many ways it also resembles plants of the Umbelliferae, orParsley family. With its umbel inflorescence, and its finely divided and aromatic leaves, penetrated by the light and air, Yarrow shares the qualities of openness and sensitivity of such Umbelliferae as Angelica, Dill, and Queen Anne’s Lace. They have similar qualities of multiple branching in the finely-divided leaves and flower heads, strongly structured central stems, and aromatic qualities which penetrate into the leaves and stems. However, while these plants have complex umbel flower heads like Yarrow, the individual flowers are quite simple, unlike the composite Yarrow flowers. Thus, we see that while botanical classificationis an important guide to understanding plant gestures and signatures, we need also to consider relationships of form which cross botanical boundaries. Within the broad themes of botanical families, plants which share the same genushave aneven closer relationship in form. For example, the white Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Pink Yarrow (Achillea millefolium var.rubra), and Golden Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) are allmembers of the Achillea genus. Some other groups of essence plants in the Repertory whichshare the same genus are Aesculus (Chestnut Bud, Red Chestnut,White Chestnut); Artemisia (Mugwort, Sagebrush); Calochortus (Fairy Lantern, Mariposa Lily, Star Tulip, Yellow Star
Phytologie: Rezept: Blüten zerschneiden mit oberem Stielansatz, mit Alkohol übergießen
Morgens Öl im Mund kauen (10 - 15 Min)/Öl entsorgen (ist mit Keime beladen)/Zähne putzen Mund reinigen
Rezept: Laken mit Blüten belegen, mit saure Milch übergießen Patient darin einwickeln
Rezept: frischen o. trocknen Blumen mit Stiel mit Alkohol übergießen, 3 Tage an warmer Ort stehen lassen. 3x täglich 20 Tr.
Rezept: wie oben aus Blütenblätter.
Rezept: Tee aus geröstete Kernen bei Husten/Bronchitis o. Tee aus Kernen
Rezept: Gelbe Blütenblätter mit Sonnenblumenöl übergießen in die Sonne stellen (4 Wochen) Massageöl bei Verspannung
Rezept: Gelbe Blütenblätter mit Alkohol übergießen bei Fieber (Malaria)
Closely related to the sunflower, Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) has other funny names, too, like Topinambur (in Germany). A tidbit from Grieve: the English common name comes from
the Italian 'Girasola articiocco', or Sunflower Artichoke, -not- from Jerusalem.
A 1 - 1.5 m (3-6') tall perennial, it can be planted anywhere with just a piece of tuber. In fact, that's what I did when I first encountered it: it was in a corner of the garden I had earmarked for other things, and so I dug it up and placed it in the new spot. Didn't take long for it to come up, in both places. After that I tried to eradicate it for some time, but all I got was yummy pieces of tuber. Nice yellow flowers, up high; these never flopped on me. Very frosthardy.
Used parts: the tuber. Dig it up in fall, or whenever an old plant is in an annoying place - young plants don't have very much to harvest.
Use as a veggie, ie. scrub, boil, (peel), add some salt and butter, eat. You can preserve it by letting it stay where it grows, or by drying it (those slices are delicious as snacks) (has anybody canned it?). Tastes a bit like genuine artichoke (Cynara whatever).
Leaf and flowers have been used medicinally.
The tubers contain inulin, which is an insoluble sugar. This has nothing whatsoever to do with insulin, and the Jerusalem artichoke tubers are famous for giving gas to susceptible people. (This is not so much a problem with dandelion, burdock or elecampane roots, which also contain loads of inulin).
It's a 'mercan plant, so give. I only have word of mouth, books, and my own experiences - you folks should have history, tall tales and scary stories.