Foster Hill Farm Herbs
We have expanded our herb list for 2019. Please click here for a complete list:
2019 Feature Herb - Borage
Our feature herb for 2019 is Borage with it's beautiful blue flower and many uses. Also know as star flower, bee flower and bugloss, muddle the leaves in water or cocktails for a terrific cucumber flavor. The flowers are edible, taste like honey and can be candied to make beautiful garnishes and decorations. The young leaves can also be used in salad.
Aside from culinary uses Borage is a terrific pollinator attractor. The fuzzy leaves and flowers add interest to an herb garden. In herbal medicine, borage oil is typically used to treat the following health problems: rheumatoid arthritis, chest congestion, cough,depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. It is often used for hair and skin conditions such as hair loss, eczema, and acne. is said to have medicinal uses such as Borage likes full sun and could be grown in the ground or in containers.