Borage, otherwise known by its binomial name Borago officinalis (or alternative nickname ‘starflower’), is part of the Boraginaceae family. Despite being native to the Mediterranean, this distinctive herb can now be found across other parts of Europe, including the UK. Its striking purple flowers make it popular amongst gardeners, but the plant is thought to offer a number of health benefits too. To place a bulk order of cut borage herb, please enquire today using the form below.
Borage herb has long been used to create medicine; the leaves, the flowers and the oil contained within its seeds are all thought to offer health benefits, and have previously been used to treat a wide variety of ailments. For example, the leaves can be rubbed onto itchy skin to soothe the affected area. It’s thought that the flowers and leaves can help treat coughs and fevers, too.
Tea made from borage leaves may have a soothing effect on the central nervous system and may help those with nervous exhaustion.
Borage may also help prevent nerve damage and transmit nerve impulses due to its silicon content.
Borage leaves can be naturally diuretic so they may increase the frequency and production of urine while also activating the kidneys and cleansing the system of excess fluids.
Borage has been used historically as a culinary herb in wines and salads. In Victorian times, women used borage leaves and flowers in ‘claret cups’ which was a mixture of wine, brandy, water, fruits and sugar to boost the mood and stimulate the spirit.
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