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, B. officinalis
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, Bourrache officinale
Borage production does include use as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb.
Other uses of herbs include cosmetics, dyes, and perfumes.
The flowers and young leaves have a mild, cucumber-like flavor, and the plant is a great favorite with bees.
Leaves are used raw, stems are steamed and sautéed, much as spinach is. Stems can be used as you would celery.
The star shaped flowers of borage are great as a garnish or tossed in a salad.
The flowers or leaves are helpful for relieving the symptoms of bronchitis, and also act as an anti-diarrhoeal remedy.
Externally, Borage leaves can also be ground into a paste and make a cooling and soothing remedy for fevers, sprains, swelling, and skin inflammations and irritations.