Sunflower Monetifolia

Name: Monet leaf sunflower


Monet-leaved sunflower (Helianthemum nummularium L.)

Monetifolia sunflower is a perennial plant of the cistus family (Cistaceae).


Perennial plant with thin stems woody at the bottom within 25-30 cm in height, creeping and ascending, seated with opposite oval leaves, felted below. Flowers in racemes, large, regular, golden yellow, with 5 sepals and 5 petals; the fruit is a hairy capsule with brown cellular seeds. Blooms in May-July. Sunflower grows on hillsides, in light pine forests, on coastal cliffs.

Contains active substances:

Contains tannins, gelianthemin glycoside.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of water is drunk for diseases caused by weight lifting.

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