Scientific Name: Borago officinalis
Common Name: Borage
Other Common Names:
Beebread, Bernagie, Borage,
Borraja, Bourrache, Bugloss, Burrage, Common Borage, Fleurs De Bourrache, Hodan,
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 7-10
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Notes: Borage tea good in summer, adding honey and lemon juice to taste. Flowers good in salads.
BORAGO OFFICINALIS. The dried plant will spark when burned due to a small amount of nitrate of potash in the stems. Used for years for fevers, and the fresh plant is said to be good for ringworm, jaundice, and itch.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.