The Benefits of Borage

The Benefits of Borage

Borage is a great herb to have in the corner of the vege or herb garden. It is easily recognised by its pretty little, delicate, star-like, purple flowers. It's so easy to grow without any care and has so many uses and benefits:

* Borage attracts bees to the garden for better pollination of fruit and vegetable plants

* Borage is a source of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids

* Borage is rich in minerals including potassium, calcium and iron

* Borage flowers can be used to add colour and nutritive value to salads and to decorate baking

* Borage is good to grow as a companion plant near strawberries

* Borage is good for the adrenals, helping to reduce the effects of stress and fast paced modern day living

* Borage can be effective for treating urinary tract infections, inflammation, arthritis, bronchitis, skin conditions, and to stimulate milk production in nursing mothers

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