From the garden seed of Borage Officinalis derives a plant of medium height, between 60 to 100 cm, it is also known as borage or borraina.
Its leaves are green and alternate, the whole plant seems to be covered by tiny hairs, the 5-petalled flowers are blue although sometimes they turn white.
This annual plant has wide uses in gastronomy and also medicinally, it is used as an entry in recognized dishes from regions of Spain.
Its medicinal properties range from working as an expectorant, emollient, cleansing, astringent, anti-carcinogenic, antipyretic and antispasmodic.
It is also a recognized diuretic, anti-inflammatory, has antibacterial functions, helps fight anemia, obesity and seizures.
It is convenient to sow it between November and April, you can plant it directly to the ground or if you prefer to use a seedbed and then transplant into pots.
Borage orchard seeds give way to a easy-to-grow plant, after 120 days you will be able to harvest the harvest, normally the leaves are first collected during the first rains.
For a better germination the borage will need darkness, you must maintain a distance of 30 cm between each row of garden.
Although in general it grows well in all types of soil, silty-clayey soils suit it, in terms of irrigation it should be moderate.
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Characteristics of Borage Officinalis.
- Use: Gastronomic-medicinal.
- Height: 60-100 cm.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: diuretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, emollient, depurative, astringent, anti-cancer, antipyretic and antispasmodic.
- Planting time: November-April.
- Soils: all types, favors loamy-clayey soils
- Moderate watering.
- Easy cultivation.
- Harvest: 120 days.