Borage [Borago officinalis]

Bed 04/05

Borage Leaves

Also known as Starflower or Bugloss. Traditionally used to dispel melancholy. Has a cucumber like taste. The name may be derived from the Latin word burra meaning rough coated (hairy)

The oil from the seeds was used to treat arthritis. Was also used to treat fevers and lung complaints. Known from ancient times for its sedative effects.