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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.

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