Borage tea became so popular in Europe. Many herbalists used borage tea to restore strength during convalescence. Our Borage is truly magnificent with one of the best colors and textures that we have ever sampled.
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Borage is a native plant of the Middle East that has become naturalized in Europe and the United States. It's fair to say borage "grows like a weed." This useful herb grows abundantly in abandoned lawns and garbage dumps.
Borage is an annual plant more common to European and Mediterranean countries than it is here, but is cultivated in some places and pretty well known by many North American herbalists. Strangely enough, an herb with such marvelous healing properties grows well in junkyards and waste places, but is much more difficult to grow in tidy gardens and "perfect" nurseries.
To handle the plant, gloves are a requirement because of the white, stiff, prickly hairs covering both leaves and stems. Borage gets about two feet tall and bears blue or purplish, star-shaped flowers during the summer months.
Borage, a hardy annual, is also nicknamed "bee's bread" because of the bees that pollinate it and love to hover around its flowers. The actual color of borage stems and leaves is dark blue-green, but prickly white hairs covering the whole plant give it a silvery cast. The stems are hollow and succulent; the leaves are alternate, wrinkled, and about 3 inches long. Its beautiful blue, star like flowers are accented with black anthers. Borage is a lovely plant which usually grows to about 1 1/2 feet high. Its branches can extend out to a width of about 3 feet, creating a wonderful rounded shape. Borage, which likes to grow with strawberries and looks attractive planted among other herbs and flowers, is thought to help discourage insects from attacking nearby plants.
None. Reports that borage seed oil contains toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been found to be false.
It is recommended that you do not use if pregnant.
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