Borage Herb

Well the sun is blazing today, and the plants that like the heat are doing well. These few surviving borage plants, after the rough start. finally started to blossom today.

Borage flower

Borage flower

The leaves are supposed to have a cucumber like taste, and the flowers are sweet and like honey, however, I have not tasted them yet.  If you place the flowers in water and freeze in ice cube trays, you can use them to have a cooling effect in your drinks not to mention the visual appeal of  the wild look of the flower.

borage flower-02

It has been used to regulate the metabolism and the hormonal system,  for  gastrointestinal  cramps, and to aid the airways  for things such as asthma, bronchitis, as well as cardiovascular, urinary, bladder or kidney disorders. According to Wikipedia,  in Poland it is sometimes used to flavor pickled Gherkins. So many uses for such a demure and small sized plant.

A wild like bunch of borage two days before blossoming.

A wild like bunch of borage two days before blossoming.

Blue, spiky, and fuzzy borage.

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  1. Very interesting!

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