The magic herb, which helps preserve youth
 In ancient times people knew a lot of secrets that can help, and modern humans. For example, the Greeks and Romans, and was well known such as the borage plant ...

Ancient Roman legionaries drank decoctions of it before the battle to gain courage. A beautiful ladies and sages to prolong youth and preserve the clarity of mind to old age.

In Baraga   a well-developed root of a core. The fleshy, quite high, up to 60-80 cm tall, branched stem covered with white fluff. Oblong elliptical leaves, juicy, narrowed to the petiole, and covered with white hairs and have a harsh odor and taste of cucumber.

The flowers are blue or dark blue color with a pinkish tinge, rarely purple on long stalks, gathered in acinar brush. Borage - beautiful honey plant. In each of its flower contains from 4 to 12 mg of nectar. Flowering borage in June-August.

The fruit consists of four large, elongated, slightly curved ribbed nuts, dark-brown, almost black.

Homeland Baraga scientists believe the African coast of the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. In our time in the wild borage growing in Europe and North America in the gardens, weedy areas near human habitation.

Borage as a valuable medicinal plant cultivated in many European countries and Mediterranean countries. Leaves Baraguay contain vitamins - A, B, K, C, minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, lithium, saponines, tannins, traces of essential oils, tar and tannins, flavonoids, ascorbic, malic, lactic and citric acids, alkaloids ...

 The magic herb, which helps preserve youth

For medicinal purposes   collect flowers, leaves and stems during flowering. Dried material in a well-ventilated room or shade the air. Preparations from Baraga applied in their practice more Avicenna.

- Decoctions and infusions of borage   possess diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient properties.

- In folk medicine,   they are used in cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the kidneys, intestines, diseases of the lungs, joints, skin disorders of the nervous system.

- Tea from Baraga   and eating it fresh leaves and flowers helps to normalize the metabolism and weight loss. It is also used for internal improves the appearance of skin and hair.

- To improve skin elasticity , Restoration of the structure of the epidermis, moisture, giving it elasticity and silkiness. Baraga 10-15 leaf brew 1 cup of boiling water, leave for half an hour, drain. Wipe your face, neck and décolleté in the morning and in the evening be sure, among the day on request for 1-2 months.

- For the strengthening and growth of hair . 100 gr. Baraga with grass stems and flowers brew 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 40 minutes or 1 hour. Strain. Rinse the head after each wash. Course 15-20 rinsing. Break 2 weeks. After - the repetition rate.

- In order to look younger and prettier   enough during the summer to eat the leaves of Baraga food fresh by adding them to any vegetable salads dressed with unrefined vegetable oil.

- Fresh leaves nice chew just in the heat.

- The leaves are put in soups, hash, instead of brewed tea. Flowers eat dessert candied.

- Salad of borage . You will need:
- 100 gr. borage;
- 20g. green onions;
- 10g. parsley;
- 5g. dill;
- 4 potatoes;
- Sour cream for the filling;
- Salt to taste

Preparation: Boil the potatoes and cut into slices, wash all greens and chop, salt, sour cream.

By Baraga was indifferent Queen Elizabeth I, during her reign borage flowers were added to the royal dishes.

Magicians claim that eaten on an empty stomach Baraga 5 flowers makes a woman attractive to the opposite sex.

A borage grown in the garden or in the garden, attracting good luck in love and finance.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva