Sunflower butter can be used as an alternative to peanut butter.
Sunflowers make excellent cut flowers.
Sunflowers are used for reclamation of marshlands, especially in the Netherlands, as their capacity for water absorbing is so good.
The sunflower is the national flower of the Ukraine.
When burnt the ashes can be used as an alternative to potash on the garden.
The seeds can be boiled and used as a tea to relieve coughs and inflammation of the kidneys.
The raw buds of sunflowers can be eaten in salads or steamed and used as an alternative to globe artichokes.
Sunflower seeds left in situ on the dying plant make a natural bird feeder that encourages wild birds into the garden.
Grown as ornamental plants they can also be grown as an effective wind break.
Sunflowers can be used to make latex.
Their fibrous pith is used in China to make delicate silks and coarse ropes.
Their fibrous pith is also used in paper-making.
Sunflowers can be boiled to produce dyes.
The pressed seeds can be used to make an effective skin cream.
Feeding the whole seeds to chickens increases the egg laying.
The sprouted sunflower seeds can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or roasted as a tasty snack.
Planted against a wall sunflowers act well to deter rising damp and to help drain the ground.