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Borage Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Borage
English Name
Borage
Botanical Name
Borago Officinalis
Hindi Name
Chhota Kalpa
Homeopathic Name
Borago Officinalis   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Borage

Nutrients in Borage

Nature of
Borage

Cool

Parts Used

Arial Parts, Seed Oil, Flowers, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Borage

It may cause skin allergic reaction.
It may cause Liver Damage.
Avoid use during Pregnancy.
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Description

Borage is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Premenstrual Syndrome, Menopause.

Borage better known as “Starflower” is a perennial herb that has originated in Syria. It is cultivated in the Mediterranean region, along with Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America.


Borage was considered to be indigenous of Assyria, but is doubtless of North African origin. You can also find the other species of Borage in North Africa.


It is a bristly tree with a height of 60–100 cm or 2.0–3.3 ft. The leaves are alternate, simple and hairy with a length of 5 to 15cm. The stems are also hairy.


The flowers have perfect five narrow, trigonal-pointed petals. Borage flowers are beautiful and are blue in color. But sometimes you can also find pink flowers.


The cultivation of white flowers is also done. The blue flower is genetically superior then the white flower. In temperate climates, borage will bloom regularly throughout the year.


It is generally grown as a flower in kitchen gardens where it attracts bees responsible for pollination.


Borage is also considered as a good companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. It improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby and even deters tomato hornworms.




 
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Materia Medica for Borage

Borage General

Borage counters Headaches, Fever and Scarlet Fever.
It keeps Brain related ailment like Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety, Insomnia and Stress at bay.
It curbs Eye infections.
It alleviates Blocked Nose.
It combats Dental troubles like Cavities and Gingivitis.
Borage is a good herbal remedy for Respiratory discomforts namely Cold, Flu, Asthma, Congestion, Cough, and Bronchitis.
It effectively cures Lung troubles like Pleurisy.
It is favourable Heart Tonic thus, helps in keeping the Heartbeat regulated.
It treats the complaint of Insufficient Breast Milk. It prevents Lump formation in the Breast.
It is used to cure Herpes.
It balances the Hormonal secretion from the Adrenal Glands. If not checked, it may lead to Addison's Disease.
Borage is a good herbal remedy for Skin complaints namely Eczema, Dryness, Ulcers, Itching, Rashes, Corns, Acne, Ringworm, Dermatitis and Oily Skin.
It is popular for curing Indigestion.
It eases Colic pain.
It mitigates Kidney inflammation.
Borage is used for treating Phlebitis and Varicose Veins.
It is effective in curing Joint ailments like Arthritis, Rheumatism and Swollen Joints.
It helps in overcoming Obesity i.e. Overweight.
It is widely used in curing Prostatitis.
Borage counters Hot Flashes.
It is potent in curbing the Menopausal troubles like Irregular Menses and Menstrual Cramps.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Borage ( Pathorchur ) for Fever

Prepare an infusion of Borage ( Pathorchur ) flowers. Take half glass twice a day. It helps to reduce fever.

Borage ( Chota Kalpa ) for Fibrocystic Breasts

Prepare a decoction of the flowers of Borage. Have a cup once a day.
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