This beautiful star-shaped flower is gaining popularity as bees have an affinity for it. Documented use has been found all the way back to Ancient Greece and was once used extensively throughout Europe. Borage is often used in small batch liquors and cordials largely due to its fresh flavor and cooling ability. When used fresh borage tastes like cucumbers and is often added to salads, soups, and other dishes. The flowers are sweet and often used as a garnish. Herbalists use borage internally and externally for a number of remedies.
- Increasing Breastmilk Supply
- Snake and Insect Bites
Naive to the Mediterranean Borage is now found in warm climates around Europe and the US. A somewhat awkward plant growing up to 3 feet tall with hairy stems and leaves, it is the flower that makes borage famous. Borage flowers are a brilliant blue and hang downward. Plant borage from seed in full sun and water regularly. Borage will flower from late Spring through Summer, attracting honeybees to your garden! Harvest at any time, but be mindful that older leaves can develop a bad texture.
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