Collected Notes: Borage

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– also named Starflower because of its petals

– Arabs started cultivating it in Spain in 1800 borra means bristly hair in latin

– blood cleansing
– activates metabolism and vitality diuretic

– improves mood
– Pilinius said it brings happiness tea can aid with nervousness

– good for skin, hair and nails
– the oil of the seed is very good for dry skin and skin infections

– fresh and young leaves and flowers taske like cucumber – good for salads older leaves can be cooked like spinach
– attention: too much fresh starflower can have poisonous effect on body

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