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One of my favourite herbs. I collect the flowers and use them in salads and teas. Originally planted somewhere in the garden in 2002, it self propagates each year. About 4 weeks ago one plant appeared. Soon there will be many more.

Medicinal Uses: Diuretic, demulcent, emollient. Borage is much usedin France for fevers and pulmonary complaints. By virtue of its saline constituents, it promotes the activity of the kidneys and for this reason is employed to carry off feverish catarrhs. Its demulcent qualities are due to the mucilage contained in the whole plant.

For internal use, an infusion is made of 1 OZ of leaves to 1 pint of boiling water, taken in wineglassful doses.

Externally, it is employed as a poultice for inflammatory swellings.

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This planting is in the Medicinal Herb garden .


Latest Milestone Sown

Quantity: 1

Plant Borage Borago officinalis 957


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 31 Jul 2007

    Sown day 0




Folia Helper

United States10

I miss having space to grow this plant. So study and upright. A nice specimen amongst the mints, catnip, pennyroyal and comfrey. The edible flowers of this herb look great on cakes, and especially so when they are sugar coated.

Posted on 01 Oct 07 (over 11 years ago)

Its a very attractive plant – like its cousin Comfrey.
Collecting the flowers is a delicate painstaking job but its worth it.

Posted on 05 Oct 07 (over 11 years ago)

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