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Borago officinalis / Borage Herb Cut

Dried, Cut, Borage Herb.
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**We have taken the decision to suspend sales of this product until further research has been done into the potential harmful effects of the PAs found in the herb. You can read more about this on our blog post 'PAs in Medicinal Herbs.' **

 

Description

Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has naturalized in many other locales. It grows satisfactorily in gardens in the UK climate, remaining in the garden from year to year by self-seeding. The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose in some parts of Europe. The plant is also commercially cultivated for borage seed oil extracted from its seeds.

It is cultivated and used widely throughout Europe for its healing properties and for a nice addition to a salad. Borage is also cultivated in the US, where it is more popular as an herbal supplement rather than a food product. The leaves are robust and have medicinal properties and the topper of the plant is a striking blue star shaped flower hence the name. The flowers are edible as well and are often found candied for cake decorations or made into sweet syrups. In Italy it is served as a side dish much like a serving of vegetables.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Anti-Inflammatory - borage is known to reduce itch and dryness associated with certain skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis and is therefore popular in creams and lotions due to its emollient activity.

Arthritic - Borage is rich in essential fatty acids. This makes it a useful herb to help arthritis.

Diuretic - Borage favours the removal of urine from the body, being very interesting in the use not only in cases of obesity, but also when must get rid of toxins through urine, such as rheumatic, hepatic and cardiac diseases.

Sedative - Borage is well known for its soothing qualities and has been used to treat nervous conditions. Its natural sedative effects have been used for lifting the spirits and softening the nervous edge some people experience. Borage works well to ease the depression and mood swings often associated with menopause and menstrual cycles.

Sudorific - It increases sweat, it therefore works particularly well in helping to fight pectoral diseases like flu, clod and bronchitis.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Borage Herb Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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