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Convent of St Bernard, Switzerland: a distressed woman in Swiss peasant costume is standing in the snow outside a monastery and pleads to two monks pointing in the distance, the monks are sending out their St. Bernard dog for rescue. Stipple engraving by F. Stone after W. Holl.
- Holl, William, 1807-1871.
Borago officinalis L. Boraginaceae. Borage. officinalis indicates it was used in the 'offices' - the consulting clinics - of medieval monks. Distribution: Europe. Culpeper: “... comforts the heart, cheers the spirit, drives away sadness and melancholy, they are rather laxative than binding
- Dr Henry Oakeley