Borago Officinalis - Borage
Medicinal Plant and Culinary Herb
Originally a native to Syria, now grown throughout the world, this culinary and medicinal herb grows as an annual, to a height of around 60cm.
Bright blue flowers are produced over the summer months. Its leaves and stems are roughly hairy.
Its leaves and flowers were originally used in Pimms before they replaced it with mint flavouring!
Medicinal uses include as a remedy for PMS and menopause symptoms, and anti inflammatory uses.
Please consult a qualified GP before attempting to use this plant in a medicinal context.