of the plant used:-
stems, flowers, dried leaves
Diaphoretic, expectorant, ant-inflammatory,
tonic, diuretic and emollient.
tannins, tile oilvoland pyrrolizidine alkaloids,
which are toxic to the liver.
Don't use borage if you're pregnant or breast-feeding
also avoid this herb if you have a liver disorder.
Bee Bread, Bee Plant, Burage, Cool
Tankard, Ox-tongue, Star Flower,
Tailwort, Common bugloss.
Borage leaves have been used in Europe as
herbal medicine for centuries. During medieval
times, some people steeped the leaves and
flowers in wine and drank believing it would
The herb is characterised by the presence
of numerous white, very stiff, and prickly
hairs which covering both the leaves and the
stems of the entire plant.
Lung disorders .
Useful for attempting weight loss.
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