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J. P. Sci
Helianthus annuus was used as food and medicine worldwide. It was cultivated basically for its seeds, which give the world's second most important source of edible oil. Phytochemical analysis showed that Helianthus annuus contained carbohydrates, phenolics, flavanoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, phytosterols, steroids, triterpenoids and fixed oils. It possesed many pharmacological effects included antiinflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-plasmodial, antidiabetic, anti-ulcer,fatcat:e4xcg3e5cbd6rohpbzakbo5z6a