For many centuries, borage has been grown as a vegetable in Mediterranean countries; it was used by the ancient Greeks in their food. Its leaves are eaten cooked, while its flowers, which have a slightly salty flavor, make a pleasant addition to salads. Borage is a medicinal plant, known for its softening properties. It is also used to treat dry coughs and as a sudorific.
Borage oil, extracted from the seeds, is very rich in Omega-6 fatty acids. It repairs the hydrolipid film, for softer, more elastic and more comfortable skin. The skin’s freshness and youthfulness are thus preserved.