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Flowers and flower petals popular in Pakistan

by webdev

November 04, 2010

Flower use in Lahore, Pakistan, appears to be increasing recently. According to Pakistan's Daily Times, Lahoris use over one million flowers everyday, as well as 25,000 kilograms of rose petals for various purposes.

Around 1,500,000 roses are sent to Lahore daily as well as over 6,000 kilograms of rose petals. The roses, which are sent from the Pattoki flower market, are used for various purposes in Pakistan such as wedding parties and funeral rituals.

While Lahore's middle class uses roses for decorating stages, tables and to shower guests during festive or celebrations, the city's upper class tends to prefer imported flowers such as lilies, carnations, orchids and chrysanthemums. The imported flowers typically come from Holland, Kenya and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan currently exports over $400,000 worth of flowers.

Red roses are cultivated in Pakistan in order to make rose water and rose oil, a skin-care remedies. The substances help to rejuvenate skin and heal various skin problems such as dark under-eye circles, according to Pakistan's Fashion Centeral.

 

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