Borage. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage Properties
- Sudorific, due to its large amount of mineral salts. It is used in the treatment of influenza, respiratory ailments or colds (colds, bronchitis, pharyngitis).
- The Borage also has diuretic properties as indicated in cases of cystitis, hyperuricemia, gout, edema, hypertension, fluid retention, rheumatism, etc..
- For external use: wounds, dermatitis, eczema.
- Borage oil is used very frequently as a nutritional supplement in cases of: high cholesterol, preventing atherosclerosis, premenstrual syndrome, climacteric disorders.
- For topical use: dermatitis, psoriasis, dry and aging skin.

Contraindications to Borage

Its flowers for their alkaloid content must take great caution in liver disease, malignancy, pregnancy.
Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Borage

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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