Plants and trees live a life with purpose and disappear from the earth after living for many years. Millions of birds take shelter on the trees and eat the delicious fruits happily to stuff their stomach. Human beings and animals are very lucky to live along with them. This is the best time to plant hundreds of saplings in this beautiful planet. This topic will deal with an herb named Borage greens which is an annual herb. The botanical name of this plant is Borago officinalis. The other common name of this herb is starflower.
The farmers living in UK cultivate this commercial plant for its edible oil. The borage seed oil is very famous in UK. Borage grows up to 100 cm in height and has hair all over the stems and leaves. The hairy leaves grow up to 15 cm long. Flowers are blue in color and the floral display is worth watching. This ornament flowery plant has a prolific spreading and grows rapidly in the garden. The flowering season is very long, from June to September. The flower will bloom throughout the year.
These plants are grown both for culinary and medicinal purposes.
- Borage seed oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and also other acids such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and eicosenoic acid.
- The borage is used as a vegetable or herb. The flowers are non-toxic and are often used to decorate desserts.
- Leaves are slightly toxic since it has certain chemicals like lycopsamine, amabiline and supinine.
- The physicians prescribe these herbs for the patients suffering from gastrointestinal problems, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders.
- Naturopathic physicians also prescribe this gourd for the patients suffering from menopause problems such as hot flash. So to conclude this gourd is extremely beneficial if cultivated.