Flowers without a mask
Did you know that tulip bulbs can be used in cooking and that they used to be more valuable than gold?
Flowers deceive us with their pleasant aroma and stunning beauty.
But they have hidden properties, about which we will talk today.
Here are facts that will surprise you.
Sunflowers have saved lives.
Sunflower stems have been used in life jackets.
Floating sunflowers were used to clean up water pollution after the Chernobyl disaster. Sunflower roots remove up to 95% of radioactivity by pulling pollutants out of water.
Lilies are poisonous to cats.
The whole plant is poisonous: the stem, leaves, flowers, pollen, and even the water in the vase. Eating even a small amount of a leaf or flower petal can cause your cat to develop a fatal kidney problem.
White flowers smell stronger than colored ones.
White may not be such a gorgeous color. But white flowers generally smell stronger than their colored counterparts. Sounds contradictory, right?
Tulips were once more expensive than gold.
In the 17th century in the Netherlands, poppies were considered more valuable than precious metals (including gold).
Broccoli is a flower.
Broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes are flowers.
They are harvested before the flower buds are fully opened and eaten as a vegetable. Maybe it's time we start incorporating broccoli into floral arrangements.
The connection between roses and fruits.
Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, pears, and almonds. Among the rose species, rosehip (the berry part of the rose) is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. They are used to make jams and jellies, and also used in teas.
There is a lot to learn about flowers, in addition to their beauty and emotional significance.
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With love, Flowers Home