Borago officinalis/ Borage, Common Bugloss, Star Flower
18-30 in./ 12 in.
Leaves, Flowers, Seeds
Sweet, bitter and pungent
Astringent, cooling, moist
Improves kidney function, skin problems, bronchitis, inflammatory chest congestion, infections. It is also good for arthritis, anxiety, fevers and it helps restore proper adrenal gland function. Can be used externally for inflammation.
Do Not Use During Pregnancy/Nursing
Diuretic, Demulcent, Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Aperient, Expectorant
Infusion:1 cup of boiling water onto 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and infuse for l0-l5 minutes or tincture: l-4ml of the tincture three times a day.
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids content indicates the need to use with caution. Can cause liver damage if overused.
*I am not a doctor. All content is intended for informational purposes.