Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Legends and Lives of the Daisy Part 1

Beautiful gold hairpins, each ending in a daisy like ornament,were found when the Minoan palace was excavated. They are believed to be more than four thousand years old. Later by about five hundred years is a game board, gay with color and bordered by a design of yellow and white daisies. Numerous daisies are to be found on ceramics in Egypt as well as elsewhere throughout the Middle East.
A daisy has an "eye" just as its English name of day's eye suggests and primitive medical men drew the obvious conclusion that it was plainly intended to cure eye troubles. Assyrians were among these men and many prescriptions have been found with recipes on its use for eye problems. Assyrians also believed that if you crushed daisies and mixed them with oil you could put the mixture on your grey hair to turn it dark again.

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The humble daisy is one of the most commonly used flower in bouquets and centerpieces. It is humble and whimsical, often equated with Spring. The colors of daisies are perfect Autumn themes.

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