Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Indian Borage


The Indian Borage is a very useful plant which works like a miracle on common cold and sore throat. Take a leaf and munch it raw. Its very pungent but powerful too.

Growing the Indian Borage

The easiest way to propagate the Indian Borage is to use stem cuttings (Seeds can also be used, where available).Cut a length of the central stem. Each segment should be approximately 5-8 inches and have several nodes. Remove the leaves from the bottom two to three nodes and insert into the soil.It's important to make sure your pot has good drainage. Ideally, the soil should be moist. Take care not to overwater as this plant does not like wet conditions.If you live in the tropical or subtropical areas, place the plant in semi-shade. If the amount of sun is right, the leaves should be a nice jade-green. If it is getting too much sun, the leaves turn yellow and start curling; not enough sun, and the leaves turn a dark shade of green.In cooler regions, the plant can be placed in full sun. As it is susceptible to frost, you may want to grow it in a pot which can be moved indoors or to more sheltered areas during winter.

8 comments:

  1. Hi, glad to see your blog with useful information on Indian plants - I look forward to reading your blog henceforth. I have a garden in Japan but am presently in India trying to rustle up seeds and plants that I can take with me and plant in Japan. Happy gardening! Gururaj

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  2. Thank you for the information on Indian Borage. I love the idea of healing plants and need to research the subject.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the information on growing Indian Borage. It was nice going through your blog. Your blog is appreciated. Beth iflorist.co.uk

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  4. Hello and welcome to the world of garden bloggers. We call that plant big leaf thyme here. There is a variegated version as well. I use it in cooking especially in Italian food (pizzas). dishes. It has an oregano flavour. It is also called tropical oregano.

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  5. This is definitely good-to-know information. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. That's interesting. I didn't know about this plant. I think I need one with 3 children and colds. :)

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  7. I have a feeling we're going to learn many wonderful things from you! Thanks for the info on Indian Borage.

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  8. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. looks like your comments will spike up my enthusiasm for blogging.

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