Monday, February 5, 2007

floating and relaxing



How beautiful are they before they die?

Floating flowers

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towering beauty


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Gumamela

Aside from their beauty, they are herbal medicine. In my search for the names of flowers I found out that gumamela does some wonders in the field of medicine.

Application of Gumamela:
Decoction is used to treat : Bronchitis, coughs, fever, dysentery, urinary and bladder infections, high blood pressure and constipation.

Poultice is applied externally on the afflicted area. This is used to treat headaches ( on the forehead), boils, swelling, abscesses and mumps.

Intake of gumamela alone or mixed with papaya or papaya seeds specially in large quantities can be abortifacient.















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The inside of the flower
Looks very ordinary


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Friday, February 2, 2007

flowers


Roses




With its popularity, roses are the queen of flowers. Although there is a huge number of meanings and symbols associated with roses, the most common of course is love, which originated in Greek mythology. When Aphrodite cried about the death of her lover Adonis, she had red "Adonis Roses" grown with his blood, - thus red roses are the symbol of never-ending love. Important to mention are the roses' thorns, of which we all probably have some painful memory. Symbolically, love can be painful and full of suffering when not treated carefully.

Yellow Rose


Yellow Rose expresses jealousy. Yellow rose buds means joy and friendship

Pink Rose

Pink rose means perfect happiness. If it is pink bud it means grace and agility.
The various tones of pink can mean different things, too. Deep pink roses say "thank you" by symbolizing gratitude and appreciation, while light pink roses convey admiration and sympathy.

orange rose

Orange rose expresses fascination

Orange Rose

Orange rose expresses fascination

Peach Rose


Fuchsia Pink Rose

Dark Pink roses expresses thankfulness

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Blue Orchid






Orchids were widely collected during the 19th century. With nearly 25,000 varieties, some orchids are among the most exquisite and expensive flowers available. In antiquity, orchids were correlated with fertility and love. It was common knowledge that they would protect against diseases. Given as a gift they stand for preciousness and seduction.

Meanings: seduction, preciousness

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A member of the Liliaceae family, lilies are so fragrant. This is one of my personal favorites. The smell of these flowers are enough to use as air freshener in the room. They usually last long like 7 days.

It's best to buy lilies when a few of their lower buds have slightly opened as they continue to bloom and show its wonders in few days.

Gerbera daisy