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Thursday, January 18, 2007

This is an aged Borage Blossom. When the blossoms first open they are a beautiful blue with a black center. Just before it goes to seed it will be totally pink.
Borage is an annual and a great re-seeder. I set out one plant seeral years ago and I still get new plants every year.

It's an edible herb which tastes similar to cucumber and is used in soups and salads.
The blossoms have a sweet, honey like flavor and are used to decorate desserts or freeze into ice cubes to make your drinks look special.

Borage is rich in oleic and palmitic acids which can be purchased commercially.
These acids are blieved to regulate metabolism and the hormonal system and is considered by many to be a good remedy for PMS. It's also used to help heal colds, bronchitis and respiratory infections and has been used for centuries as an antidepressant.

Isn't the Lord sweet to give us such pretty medicine?

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