Borage is also known as starflower and originated in Syria.
This annual has oval leaves on hairy stems, which are both cucumber scented when crushed, and blue flowers with black stamens. The flowers have a sweet honey-like taste and are used to decorate salads and cakes and are frozen in ice cubes. The cooling, mineral-rich leaves flavor drinks, dips and salt-free diets.
In Liguria, Italy, borage is commonly used as a filling of ravioli.
A leaf and flower infusion is an adrenalin tonic taken for stress, depression, or cortisone and steroid treatment. It reduces fevers, dry coughs, and dry skin rashes and stimultates milk flow. Pressed seed oil can be used like Evening Primrose for menstrual and irritable bowel problems, eczema, blood pressure, arthritis, and hangovers. Leaves should be eaten in moderation. Plants are up to 24" in height.
Borage does well indoors.
Approx 40 seeds per pack