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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Borage ( Borago officinalis )

Borage is a hardy annual plant that grows in Europe and the eastern United States. The plant's leaves, stems, flowers, and especially are used medicinally.
Borage leaves have been part of European herbal medicine for centuries. During medieval times, some people steeped the leaves and flowers in wino and drank thr concoction to dispel melancholy and many of the historical descriptionsof Boragerefer to the herb's ability to bring happiness and cmfort and mucilage, tannins, and pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic to the liver.
a drive away melancholy

Used for:-

  • An expectorant
  • Lung disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Inflammation
  • Melancholy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fevers
  • High blood pressure
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Skin problems
  • Sore throats

 

Parts of the plant used:-
Leaves, stems, flowers, dried leaves

Properties:-
Diaphoretic, expectorant, ant-inflammatory, tonic, diuretic and emollient.

Constituents:-
Mucilage, tannins, tile oilvoland pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic to the liver.

Precautions:-
Don't use borage if you're pregnant or breast-feeding also avoid this herb if you have a liver disorder.

Other names:-
Bee Bread, Bee Plant, Burage, Cool Tankard, Ox-tongue, Star Flower,
Tailwort, Common bugloss.

 

General:-
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 dispel melancholy.
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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