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Borago officinalis is an erect to spreading, annual to biennial plant. It can grow up to 60cm tall. Borage has a wide range of uses as a culinary and medicinal herb. It can be harvested from the wild it is more commonly cultivated in the herb garden. Various named forms have been developed.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Season to grow
- 13 Required Ecosystem/Climate
- 14 Kind of soil needed
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
Borage (Borago officinalis) is an annual herb which is cultivated for medicinal and culinary uses, although it is commercially cultivated for borage seed oil.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A very easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil preferring a dry soil.
Season to grow
Plants are tolerant of poor dry soils, though much bigger specimens are produced when the plants are growing in better conditions.
Kind of soil needed
A very easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil.