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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Borage/Jerusalem sage, clary(Jordan)
Scientific Name
Borago officinalis/Salvia hierosolymitana
Arabic Name
لسان الثور
Transliteration
Lisân-uth-thawr
Description
Annual growing to 0.6m by 0.3m Perennial herb, with many, basal leaves, 20-60 cm long. Leaves 10-20 cm long, petiolate, wide oblong to lanceolate, with wavy margin and rough surface. Stems quadrate, brownish –green with triangular sessile leaves. Flowers
Seasonality
Leaves: January-March. Flowers April-June
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Hedgerows and walls -- Requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil ** Mediterranean area, but now cultivated not only in the northern hemisphere but also in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America for the production of its seed oil Mountains and rocky grounds, especially oak forest of deciduous or evergreen types particularly on red soils
Medical Properties
Nutritious 3 - Nutritious like meat 5 - Treats Inflammation 5 -
Edible Portions
Leaves, and flowers
MOC
Leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked Leaves are stuffed with rice and meat.; Flowers can be eaten raw; seeds yield 30% oil, 20% of which is gamma-linolenic acid *see recipes
Family
Boraginaceace/Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Borage with onion
Borage with eggs
 
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