Description and useful properties of borage

 Borage - an annual plant belonging to the family Boraginaceae, native to Asia Minor, the European part of Russia, and North America. Other common names of herbs - or borage borage.

Interest in medicine are mainly borage leaves, which are collected before they will flower stem: they contain citric, malic, oily, resinous acids, vitamin C, carotene, potassium, mucus, tannins, saponins. At the touch of the plant leaves are rough, and the taste and smell reminiscent of a young cucumber. In therapeutic use for dry and fresh borage leaves, make juice. Dry grass is recommended in the sun in a well-ventilated area, spreading a thin layer

In some cases, suitable for the treatment and borage flowers, which contain essential oils, mucous substances. They appear in June-July.

Borage has a sedative, mild laxative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, diaphoretic effect, stimulates production of the hormone adrenaline, stimulates the adrenal glands.

Use of borage

For the treatment of kidney disease drinking fresh juice of borage. To this end, the lower leaves are collected, washed with water, scalded with boiling water, crank through a meat grinder and squeeze through the fabric. Before the use of borage juice diluted buttermilk or boiled water in equal parts, boiled for three minutes. Drink the juice should be 3-4 p / day for 30 minutes. before meals, 3 tablespoons.

For the treatment of heart disease make an infusion of leaves and flowers of herbs: two tablespoons tablespoons dried minced raw pour 250ml boiling water, cover the container, pushing for five hours, filtered. Drink infusion is recommended 5-6 p / day with two tablespoons of table for 30 minutes before eating. The treatment lasts 1-2 weeks.

When depression helps freshly juice borage - his drink spoon three p / day.

For the treatment of gout make gadgets for aching joints of grass. To do this, the fresh leaves mash and steamed dry boiling water. Put it on the sore spot grass on top impose polyethylene, wrapped up warm cloth. It is better to do such compress on the night. Also keep in mind that the grass can stain linen and cloth to compress.

Neurodermatitis and skin irritations helps the juice of borage. It is diluted 1: 1 with water and then treated with the affected areas.

When menstrual disorders, rheumatism helps dry borage: take one spoon of raw materials, pour 250ml boiled water until cooled, filtered. Drink infusion of spoon three p / day.

It is also noted that the use of borage helps relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

 Borage juice helps with depression
 Borage can be included in dietary menu in diseases of the blood vessels, gall bladder, kidney, myocardial, heart neurosis: the plants tend to regulate metabolism, reduce the excitability of the nervous system. For the same reason the grass helps with insomnia.

With nervous disorders, colitis, joint pain, caused by the common cold, gastritis with low acidity prepare a broth: 20 g of leaves should be boiled for 10 minutes in 250 ml of water over low heat. Drink broth tablespoon 3p / day before meals.

Since borage leaves appear in early spring, they are recommended to regularly include in your diet to reduce the symptoms of beriberi.


Due to the prolonged use of borage can disrupt the liver.

It is believed that the plant is used to treat the best in the collection, and for no longer than a month.