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Wet Bulbinella

By Hermanus
Bulbinella is a herb that is indigenous to South Africa. The drought-resistant South African bulbinella herb has many medicinal uses. Bulbinella is excellent for helping to:
•Slow down bleeding
•Dry up acne
•Soothe cold sores, chapped lips and cracked heels
•Soothe sunburn and treat mosquito and insect bites
•Get relief from eczema symptoms
They come in various colours but this is my favourite one Smile
Thank you to all who took the time to vote or comment on my birds yesterday - much appreciated.
Have a super week !

Tags: Flowers and plants Bulbinella

Voters: cheesey, Daisymaye, S_Psharma and 102 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Oct 2013 3:03AM
A handy plant to have around for its medicinal uses. Well captured.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
28 Oct 2013 3:33AM
Another super image excellent colours.
The capture and colours are magic with a great background. I just love the tonal range in this one. The subject is soft and subtle making it for me one of your very best. Well done Herman.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Oct 2013 5:01AM
A colourful composition

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Oct 2013 5:44AM
Sounds a very useful herb to grow, Herman, and a beautiful image of it. Carol
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 6:29AM
A beautifully captured image.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 6:33AM
Beautifully composed Herman. Thanks for the narrative. Grin Peter.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
28 Oct 2013 6:34AM
I like that, lovely colours, great background and the water drops just make it perfect. Super shot Herman.

28 Oct 2013 6:36AM
Fabulous shot Herman GrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 7:15AM
An explosion of gorgeous colour and the water drops are a bonus. Excellent info too.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Oct 2013 7:24AM
It is also a good subject for beautiful photographs.

28 Oct 2013 7:31AM
A superb pic & helpful write up.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Oct 2013 7:36AM
a new one on me..super colours Grin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 7:37AM
Beautiful - love the rain drops which totally enhance the colours.
If I suffer with any of the mentioned symptoms I will be asking for this herb! Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 7:42AM
So much variety in one twig.
What part of the plant is used??
28 Oct 2013 7:58AM
What a beautiful image of this versatile bloom, Herman!

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Oct 2013 8:00AM
A beautiful looking plant, Herman. Sounds a bit like Aloe Vera, using the sap from the leaves. Very good for mozzie bites as well.

28 Oct 2013 8:04AM
Beautiful Herman,
moiral 8 12 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 8:17AM
Sounds like a good plant to have around. And a beautiful one too - well taken shot. Moira
28 Oct 2013 8:22AM
Beautiful close up, Herman! Thanks for this information, as well!Smile
Regards Valery
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
28 Oct 2013 8:23AM
Pretty colours and photo Herman Smile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 8:45AM
A virtual chemists shop in a plant, well captured Herman. Grin

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 9:11AM
What a great looking wild plant Herman, you have captured it very wellSmile

9 10 10 England
28 Oct 2013 9:22AM
A very pretty "cure all" with the little water droplets adding sparkle.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 9:41AM
HI Herman

Another lovely capture here, looking at the list of benefits from Bulbinella including Soothe sunburn and treat mosquito and insect bites; not that I get much of a problem with Sunburn, but I am allergic to just about everything that bites, could you send me a CWT [hundred Weight]; still suffering from the one that managed to get through my defences on my last holiday.

Sorry I haven't been around much over the last week or so, very busy work wise, so will pop in from time to time, when work gets too much for me and I need some relief.

Apparently the South have been battered by storms over night, we seem to have got away lightly, winds are only about 60mph here and I have not heard much in the way of flooding or trees falling up here. However, sometimes we get the flooding a few days later as the water from the land finally hits the rivers................... Don't worry, I have a snorkel Tongue

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
28 Oct 2013 9:56AM
A beautiful image Herman, I have never seen this little plant so have learnt something today.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Oct 2013 10:22AM
Nature is wonderful Herman gives pleasure to look at and helps us get well.


a real super image and well taken.

28 Oct 2013 10:46AM
fine capture Herman of a very useful plant

28 Oct 2013 10:46AM
a great shot
28 Oct 2013 11:04AM
Fabulous capture Herman! Beautiful DOF and great details on this beautiful flower!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
28 Oct 2013 11:33AM
That is a fine herb to have in your garden, a veritable medicine chest....and beautiful, too.
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
28 Oct 2013 11:44AM
A fantastic capture Herman, with clarity, nice composition ans background!! Well done!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 11:44AM
A beautiful image and great depth of field.
How useful this plant is; wish we grew it here in bedraggled Cornwall.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 11:57AM
Beautiful imageSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Oct 2013 12:19PM
A useful plant as well as a pretty one, A great shot of it!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 1:30PM
Beautiful and useful.Smile

jdinne 15 16 England
28 Oct 2013 2:33PM
Think they should put it on sale in Boots the Chemists Smile Great colours and a wonderful bit of bokeh Herman.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 3:34PM
Well coloured and well ''wetted'' too Herman !!
A splendid shot.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
28 Oct 2013 4:59PM
A Lovely image,I'd love one of these if it's good for all those things you've listed,
28 Oct 2013 5:05PM
A really beautiful image Herman, love all the colours Smile
28 Oct 2013 5:06PM
Lovely colours and detail.

28 Oct 2013 5:43PM
Such a beautiful image.

Jenny Smile
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
28 Oct 2013 6:09PM
super image and a lesson in alternative medicine. You are a star H.
Nice work.

28 Oct 2013 6:14PM
"Soothes cold sores" - Now I could find that very helpful Grin

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
28 Oct 2013 7:06PM
That really is a very good picture, Herman.
28 Oct 2013 7:09PM
Beautiful shot enhanced by the droplets.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 7:20PM
such a lovely image Herman. and never knew all that
so thank you!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 7:47PM
Beautiful image Herman of a clearly very useful plant
28 Oct 2013 8:08PM
Fabulous capture Herman. Superb colour and lovely droplets.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 8:17PM
A beautiful image Herman

28 Oct 2013 9:24PM
What a beautiful flower Herman and a very useful one too. Lovely shot and love the water droplets. Cathy
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 11:57PM
Exquisite flower and so many healling attributes! A little gem Herman!Grin
Good write up as well. IB
29 Oct 2013 2:47AM
Una imagen maravillosa
What a beautiful photo of this lovely and most useful plant, Herman.

6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 1:53PM
Great colour tones and a great dof to show the flower in all its gloryGrin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 3:07PM
An amazing plant, Herman as well as a great image, luv the water droplets and background choice.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
29 Oct 2013 3:10PM
A great write up of this lovely plant Herman..Lin
29 Oct 2013 3:39PM
A colourful and beautiful composition
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Oct 2013 4:19PM
Lovely shot of this obviously very useful plant Herman. Can you please send me a sackful---just in case.!!!WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
29 Oct 2013 8:31PM
Herman, Beautiful composition with great colour contrasts, I like it Smile Is it any good for broken ribsWink

Brian J.
Ayoob 7 Australia
30 Oct 2013 11:40AM
Beautiful flower and excellent shot with all water drop let , Herman....Grin
Really beautiful Herman.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 5:38PM
Lovely shot Herman, very unusual plant too
pks 14 2 England
30 Oct 2013 8:06PM
love the colours in this one

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 Nov 2013 10:01AM
Fascinating about its medicinal uses! Very pretty plant too.

Very nice shot of it, Herman Smile

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Nov 2013 11:13AM
Lovely colours Herman.
2 Nov 2013 4:31PM usual Herman
3 Nov 2013 10:28AM
A lovely image Herman and I think from the uses I should start using it immediately! Thanks for the comments on my last upload - I must admit to being a bit jealous of your trips down the Fish river canyon. That must have been a wonderful experience. A
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 9:42AM
Nice isolation Herman.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Nov 2013 10:51PM
Fantastic Herman, the rain sparkles like diamonds on your beautiful flower

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