Family Name: Boraginaceae
Botanical Name(s): Borago Officinalis
Popular Name(s): Burrage.
Parts Used: Borage Flowers, Leaves, Seeds, and Oil are used
Habitat: Naturalized in most parts of Europe.
Description: Borage has thick soft stems and large leaves, both
of which are covered in fine bristly hairs. The flowers are star-shaped
and a vivid sky blue, although an occasional pink bloom does appear
(there is also a rare species with white flowers). The blooms are full
of nectar and are a source of food for bees.
Uses: Borage is used internally for fevers, bronchial tract
infections and mouth and throat infections. It helps with skin clearing
and lightening, promoting healthy skin growth and acts as
anti-inflammatory. It is also said to be a hormonal balancer. It is
traditionally used as a diuretic, diaphoretic and expectorant and is
also used for depression, inflammation and as a mild sedative.