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Flow·er

(flow'ĕr),
William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899. See: Flower bone, Flower dental index.

flower

(flou´er) [Old Fr. flor, from L. flos, gen. floris ] the blossom of a plant; preparations of the flowers of some plants are used medicinally.
passion flower 
1. any plant of the genus Passiflora.
2. a preparation of the aerial parts of P. incarnata, having anxiolytic and sedative properties and used for anxiety and insomnia; also used in homeopathy.
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Fig. 161 Flower . A vertical section of a typical flower.

flower

the sexual reproductive structure of ANGIOSPERMS, consisting usually of four types of organs: SEPALS, PETALS, STAMENS and one or more CARPELS. See Fig. 161 . Some plants have unisexual flowers. When these are found on the same plant, the plant is described as MONOECIOUS; when on different plants, the plants are called DIOECIOUS. Many plants produce their flowers in clusters called INFLORESCENCES.

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Q. Can Bach flowers help with weight loss? I've been treated with Bach flowers once for another issue and it really helped, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried it to loose weight cause it seems a little far fetched...

A. I actually disagree with Nichole...certain bach flowers can help dain control and help you feel better with yourself, be more forgiving to yourself- things that sometimes are in our way when trying to loose weight... you should try it out- it can help with maintaining a normal healthy diet.

Q. Have you ever try Flower Essences for bipolar disorders??? I am Flower Essences practitioner as well as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist educated in Venezuela.I have wonderful experiences with Flower Essences and Alternative Terapies.

A. i never tried flower essence in any medical situation. maybe i will, i think it's worth a try. but about Bipolar disorder- changing medications that work and, even though they have unpleasant side effects, proven to help- could have destructive outcome. so in this case i don't think that it's wise to do so.

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In that far-off mystic land of gold, and gems, and spices, and waving palms, and wondrous flowers, and miraculous fertility, will awake new forms of art, new styles of splendor; and the negro race, no longer despised and trodden down, will, perhaps, show forth some of the latest and most magnificent revelations of human life.
After awhile they saw her come again fresh from the bath, very fair to see, and having flowers twined among her hair, and as she walked she sang a song of love.
Here, too, was the Flower Queen's beautiful daughter.
My general impression of the world I saw over their heads was a tangled waste of beautiful bushes and flowers, a long neglected and yet weedless garden.
Naught but life doth here display; The dying flower is cast away; Families meet and intermingle, Lovers are parted, and friends go single.
And little Violet was mourned as dead in Fairy-Land, and many tears were shed, for the gentle Fairy was beloved by all, from the Queen down to the humblest flower.
He sang the first four lines briskly and merrily, making the hare-bells chime in time with the music; but the last two he sang quite slowly and gently, and merely waved the flowers backwards and forwards.
He was surprised and a little ashamed to find how real and matter-of-fact an affair it proved to be, in the first rays of the sun which gilded the dew-drops that hung upon leaf and blossom, and, while giving a brighter beauty to each rare flower, brought everything within the limits of ordinary experience.
This flower is much noticed by Lewenhoeck and Tournefort.
I like also little heaps, in the nature of mole-hills (such as are in wild heaths), to be set, some with wild thyme; some with pinks; some with germander, that gives a good flower to the eye; some with periwinkle; some with violets; some with strawberries; some with cowslips; some with daisies; some with red roses; some with lilium convallium; some with sweet-williams red; some with bear's-foot: and the like low flowers, being withal sweet and sightly.
It was a lovely country, with plenty of flowers and fruit trees and sunshine to cheer them, and had they not felt so sorry for the poor Scarecrow, they could have been very happy.
At last he dreamt one night that he found a beautiful purple flower, and that in the middle of it lay a costly pearl; and he dreamt that he plucked the flower, and went with it in his hand into the castle, and that everything he touched with it was disenchanted, and that there he found his Jorinda again.