One of my favourite herbs. I collect the flowers and use them in salads and teas. Originally planted somewhere in the garden in 2002, it self propagates each year. About 4 weeks ago one plant appeared. Soon there will be many more.
Medicinal Uses: Diuretic, demulcent, emollient. Borage is much usedin France for fevers and pulmonary complaints. By virtue of its saline constituents, it promotes the activity of the kidneys and for this reason is employed to carry off feverish catarrhs. Its demulcent qualities are due to the mucilage contained in the whole plant.
For internal use, an infusion is made of 1 OZ of leaves to 1 pint of boiling water, taken in wineglassful doses.
Externally, it is employed as a poultice for inflammatory swellings.
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30 Jul 2007
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