Borage Blue 14cm

$7.00

Out of stock

14cm pots.

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Description

Borage. Also known as Burrage or Bugloss.

Borago officinalis.

Borage is a hardy, annual, self-seeding herb which grows easily in most Australian climates.

It grows to 60-100cm high and will produce a blue star shaped flower during warm months before the plant dies off for winter. Due to the proficient self-seeding ability of this herb, it will bounce back in spring. The leaves may be bristly and sit atop a stem covered in prickly white hairs.

Borage is known for attracting bees and wasps to the garden.

The oil in borage contains gamma-linolenic acid which is transformed by the body into a substance similar to hormones, which effect the body by having anti-inflammatory actions and encouraging the thinning of blood vessels. It is also thought to assist in treating rheumatoid arthritis and lung function. Some people use it as a decongestant and possibly as an anti-depressant.

The taste of borage is similar to that of cucumber, meaning it can be used for a wide variety of purposes in the kitchen. It’s leaves can be used in salads and the flowers as edible decorations. Borage can also be used in soups, drinks or jams.

 

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Wildlife Attracting

Borage Blue 14cm

$7.00

Out of stock

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