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Borage is a large hairy annual herb with beautiful blue star shaped flowers . You can perceive a black spear -pointing centre.
This wild plant was native to the eastern mediterranean region and was used by ancient Greek. It is cultivated today in various parts of Europe, Great Britain and North America.
It’s an ornamental specie ,it is also used as an herbal and eaten as vegetable.
An English proverb says :" A garden without borage is like a heart without courage."
The traditional use of borage for courage suggests that it has a supportive effect on the adrenal glands. It has since been confirmed that the plant encourages the production of adrenaline which helps the body cope with stressful situations.
An infusion of the leaves can be taken as a tonic.
Flowers and leaves relieve feve, bronchitis…The blue flowers are the more popular choice for adding to salads or garnishing sweet treat.
Borage is refreshing, women used to freeze one flower inside each ice cube they made and served them in cold drink in summer.
This gorgeous plant is a delight for our eyes and
is very useful for our health.

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cultivated, borage, blue, delicate, flower, mediterranean, bright, wild, leaf, france, star, shape, color, petal, beauty, medicine, eat, spear, courage, health, season, hairy, annual, herb, ornamental, useful, region, herbal

Comments

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    beautiful daffo.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine !

    – daffodil

  • LadyE
    LadyEover 4 years ago

    How wonderful Daffo, not only do these flowers look so lovely but they are good for us too…the blue is just amazing, I am going to sketch this for you as it has lots of shapes and textures and wonderful colours that I will enjoy sketching. great shot…hugs…Elle x

  • Thank you dear friend for your interesting comment full of kindness ! I’m waiting for your sketch,you are so talented !

    Abrasitas, Daffo

    – daffodil

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Wow ! What color amasing flowers. I would love to have one in my yard Beautiful capture Defenite FAVOR….Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom for your wonderful comment.
    I’m happy you love the intense blue of these flowers.
    Thanks for the fav, you are very kind .
    Hugs… Daffo

    – daffodil

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! Love the blue flowers!!

  • Thank you Rainy for your nice comment, much appreciated !

    – daffodil

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    A great capture Daffodil.

  • Thank you Jacquik for your kind comment ,much appreciated !

    – daffodil

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image,Daffodil!! So pretty colours!

  • Thanks very much Paul for your compliments, greatly appreciated !

    – daffodil

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Awesome macro, dear Daffo!

  • Many thanks Béla for your great compliment,much appreciated !

    – daffodil

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful flower-image, nice colors!

  • A big thank you for your kind words Ellen !

    – daffodil

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Garden somewhere…..”
    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

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