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Borage is an herb that is known for its striking blue, star-shaped flowers and cucumber-like flavor. It is also known by its scientific name, Borago officinalis, and is native to the Mediterranean region but is now cultivated in many parts of the world.
Borage has a long history of medicinal use and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. It has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory infections, skin conditions, and digestive issues.
In addition to its medicinal properties, borage is also a popular culinary herb. Its leaves and flowers are often used in salads, teas, and other beverages. The leaves have a refreshing, cucumber-like flavor, while the flowers have a slightly sweet taste and are often used as a garnish for desserts and cocktails.
Borage is also a popular plant for home gardeners. It is easy to grow and thrives in well-drained soil and full sun. It is a self-seeding annual plant that can reach a height of up to 2-3 feet and produces small, hairy leaves and clusters of blue or pink flowers in the summer months.