Borage, a Herb
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Borage - Culinary Notes & Roots
Brought to the Americas from early European settlers, borage produces a superior bee honey.
Borage has been used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes.
Culinary Uses for Borage
Culinary uses include: a flavoring for wine-based drinks, a salad ingredient; blossoms used to garnish drinks; the flowers of this herbal plant may be candied.
As with all herbs, borage has a unique flavor.
It may not be liked or enjoyed by all, but it's certainly a very beautiful plant that can look stunning in the herb garden.
Borage - Herbal Medicine Uses
Medicinal uses for borage include the following.
Borage has been used as a mood lifter when borage leaves & flowers are steeped; flavor is similar to cucumber.
Borage has been used as a body rejuvenator.
Sore Throat, Fever Relief
It has been used in treating sore throats and in reducing fever.
Kidney, Bladder Health Issues & Borage
It has been used in the past in treating kidney & bladder issues
Skin Inflammation Treatment
It has also been used as a poultice to treat skin inflammation
Borage & Cancer
In excess, borage may be harmful and when consumed over time may trigger cancer.
Nutrition Facts, Calories for Borage
Reference for Diet Bites Herb Series: Tom, the Biologist
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