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Borage

$5.00

These beautiful purple flower petals come from the incredible Borage plant. Not only is it full of health benefits, it’s also extremely beneficial to a garden and natural ecosystems. Planting these flowers helps to attract bees and support other types of plants which require more sensitive growing conditions. Put it in tea for a lovely touch of colour, health benefits and fragrant floral notes - While helping the environment too!

Also called star flower, Borage is a weed with traces of several minerals useful in human health. It's said that members of the Roman Empire would ingest a concoction of wine and Borage before battle that would promote the rush needed for combat. Vitamin A, calcium, Vitamin C, iron, Vitamin B-6, magnesium, and potassium make up this unique breed of plant that is native to the Mediterranean which now finds its roots in other areas of the globe. 

 

Taste: Musty, cucumber like flavor, faintly sweet

Pairings: Lemon, Strawberry, Salads, Cucumbers, Cocktails, 

Benefits:

-Soothes coughs

-Reduces anxiety 

-Sleep aid.

-Reduces fever

-Alleviates cramps associated with menstrual pain

-Reduces symptoms of arthritis