Evidence suggests that sunflowers were first domesticated in Mexico around 2600 BC. Native Americans also domesticated sunflowers in Mississippi and Tennessee. Their nutritious seeds and oil have been a staple for centuries.
It is said that sunflower is the fourth sister to the traditional native American corn, beans, and squash combination. The Aztecs and Incas used the flower as a symbol for their solar deity.
Sunflower is associated with the sun and all solar deities.
Its essence helps balance the first chakra and also helps with confidence in leadership roles.
Growing sunflowers in the garden brings positive energy to the home. (Plant near the front door so everyone sees it before they come in!)