Borage officinalis is native to the Mediterranean, but it is now found worldwide. The plant can reach a height of three feet and features hairy, wrinkled leaves with blue, star shaped flowers with black anthers. Besides it’s culinary uses, Borage is raised as an agricultural crop – it’s oil rich seeds are high in nutrient, and it is the worlds leading source of beneficial gamma linolenic acid (GLA). natural healers recommend borage to treat diabetes, stress, high blood pressure, and to decrease inflammation, ease pain, protect the heart, ensure female health, treat skin disorders, aid in weight loss, and calm hyperactivity. Its mucilage content helps ease respiratory problems. The essential oils of borage is often called Starflower.