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Borage
Borage

  • Price: $5.00

Found along roadsides and waste areas. It is an annual growing to 2 feet high. Borage likes a sunny spot with well drained fertile soil. Keep well watered and free from weeds. A beautiful and useful herb.

Comments Warnings : Vegetable use of borage is common in Europe. It has a cucumber like flavour. The plant, but not the oil obtained from the seeds, contains small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause liver damage and liver cancer. These alkaloids are present in too small a quantity to be harmful, though people with liver problems would be wise to avoid using the leaves or flowers of this plant. See link. The flower is sweet and popular in salads, and the seed is used for gamma linoleic acid, a dietary supplement being the richest source available.