A herb, Borago officinalis. The flowers and leaves have a cucumber-like flavour and are used to flavour drinks, salads, and cheese. Contains potentially toxic alkaloids. The seed oil is a rich source of γ‐linolenic acid.
Indian borage is Plectranthus amboinicus, also known as oregano in the Philippines and broad-leaved thyme in the West Indies.
Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.