Borage is a honey plant, traditionally cultivated as a vegetable type and spice, but it is also grown for pharmaceutical purposes, because of the oil extracted from its seeds, which is often called ‘star flower oil’ or ‘borage oil’.
Bees are strongly attracted to the plant for its beneficial effects in creating honey, and as the bees start to disappear, we will also start to see the disappearance of around a third of our popular fruits and vegetables.
Borage usually gives about 30 kg of honey per acre, and nectar excretion is benefited mostly by warm weather and moist soil. However, the benefits from borage are not only associated with beekeeping.
It is also used as an ingredient in many skin rejuvenating lotions and creams such as our Original Moisturiser, and can be used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis, as well as skin inflammation.