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Wild Edible Plant

Borago Officinalis


Family: Lamiaceae
English Common Name: Borage/Jerusalem sage, clary(Jordan)
Arabic Name: لسان الثور

Flowering Dates

Jan Feb Mar Aprl May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Indigenous Knowledge

  • Nutritious
  • Nutritious like meat
  • Treats Inflammation


Cooking Tips

Edible Parts: Leaves, and flowers
Modes of Consumption: 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.

Borage with Eggs
Borage with Onion
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