Borage | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs


borageBorago officinalis

Borage teas have long been used to relieve depression and reduce fevers and to relieve the symptoms of bronchitis. Borage is used by herbalists as a supportive agent for the adrenal glands. The seeds contain high levels of gamma-linoleic acid, available as ‘Star Flower Oil’ which has similar uses to Evening Primrose oil.

“Syrrup made of the floures of Borrage comforteth the heart, purgeth melancholy, and quieteth the phrenticke or lunaticke person.” (John Gerrard, 1597)