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Used as the emblem in the crest of the Herb Federation of New Zealand, borage originated in the Middle East and was associated with bravery. Roman scholar Pliny considered it to be an antidepressant. The five-pointed blue flowers were once favorite subjects in needlework.

The Herb Federation of New Zealand is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and love of herbs, through community education programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

The Herb Federation is committed to protecting our environment for the health and well-being of New Zealanders and all growing things. We encourage members to practice environmentally sound gardening and herbalism.


If you would like to help further the work of the Herb Federation, by making a bequest in your will, click here for further information.

2014 Annual General Meeting

8th November, 2.00pm at Fragrant Gardens, Port Street East, Feilding. The meeting will be preceeded by a workshop on probiotics presented by Marilyn Wightman at 1.00pm