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Borage

Borage - Borragine. Hardy annual. Lovely & tasty blue/green leaves and filled with pretty blue flowers which have been added to salads since Elizabethan times to "make the mind glad," a practice that modern cooks follow.  Clip leaves and use in salads or cook them. Can also be used in tea. Leaves go very well with all egg dishes. Blue flowers are edible. Direct seed in early spring; do not cover seeds since they need light to germinate. Thin to one foot. Harvest by clipping leaves   Uses:  Leaves - Nonna used to add the steamed (drained and chopped) leaves to her pasta dough.  Can be used in an infusion, tincture, juice and diluted leaf juice can be used to make a lotion for irritated skin. The oil extracted from the seeds is available commercially in capsules.  The flowers traditionally were added to wine to "maketh men merrie" and were also used in cough syrups.  NonGMO.  4 gram packet.

 

 

Weight (grams): 
4
$4.50