Borage is a herb that has been known since the ancient times. It’s a widely known her for both its culinary and medicinal uses. The leaves and flowers are edible with a sweet cucumber flavour in salads and soups. A sweet summer flavour by setting the flowers in ice cubes and freezing to serve with some delicate aesthetics and delicious sweetness. Their are even recipes for deserts and wine lovers.
The active ingredient in Borage is an oil in the seeds, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), and is transformed by the body into a hormone and is then used accordingly. Thus it is known a hormonal system regulator, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, strengthens the immune system, prevents allergies, aids with prostate disorders, helps with premenstrual problems. It helps to treat urinary tract infections, cystitis, chronic kidney inflammation, catarrh, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gastritis, IBS and depression.
External uses include in the treatment of itchy and inflamed skin, wounds, eczema, rashes, arthritis and gout. It can also be used as a mouthwash to treat mouth and throat infections, mouth ulcers and bleeding gums.
As a herbal tea it can be used to treat acne and lowers fevers. It’s known to clear airways thus helps in the treatment of colds, coughs, sore throats, bronchitis sufferers and respiratory tract infections.
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