Health

Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Home remedies: Treating anxiety with herbal remedies

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits. Here's what we know—and don't know:

Psychology & Psychiatry

People pick gifts that will 'wow' rather than satisfy recipients

Gift givers tend to focus on the "big reveal," leading them to choose whichever gift is more likely to surprise and delight the recipient in the moment—even when other options are more likely to bring recipients the greatest ...

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Flower

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to mediate the union of male sperm with female ovum in order to produce seeds. The process begins with pollination, is followed by fertilization, leading to the formation and dispersal of the seeds. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed across the landscape. The grouping of flowers on a plant are called the inflorescence.

In addition to serving as the reproductive organs of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans, mainly to beautify their environment but also as a source of food.

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