The Sunflower has the mystical powers to follow the sun with it’s head. But it also has the power to cleanse the earth. Gardners have discovered that Sunflowers can have the ability to remove harmful toxins from the earth. Such toxins include lead, arsenic, zinc, chromium, copper, and manganese. The Sunflower has given earth friendly people the option to spread the Sunflowers seeds and heads in areas of contamination as a natural way to detoxify soil that is also cost-effective. The sunflower is one of many plants that are now known to aid in “phytoremediation,” a process that employs various types of plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, and/or destroy contaminants in the our soil, water and air. By doing this, areas near contaminated water or soil that could not be planted on, can now be treated naturally thus allowing for vegetation to be grown for consumption. The Sunflowers absorbs the toxins into its own self.