IMPORTANT NOTE: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE LABEL TO MAKE SURE THE MEDICINAL HERBAL PRODUCT DOES NOT CONTAIN SOMETHING THAT YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO AND WON’T MIX WELL WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS YOU’RE TAKING.
Little known facts
Borage is also known as “common bugloss”, and “starflower”.
The formation of the five deep blue and or pink flower borage petals actually resembles the shape of a star. They are accompanied by five narrow, triangular petals.
The borage plant first popped up in Syria. Now, it can be commonly found all over, from the Mediterranean to Europe, Iran to North Africa.
The borage plant can grow up to 100 centimeters tall.
Borage is effective in treating bronchitis due to the herb’s soothing properties.
Borage can be helpful in getting rid of mucous after a fever.
Borage will help to restore energy and strength to those people recovering from illnesses.
In tea form, borage is great for eyewash to treat irritation of the eyes.
Also, borage will help in the production of breast milk.
Disorders, irritations, ailments, and bodily systems treated by Borage
Bladder – This elastic organ that collects urine from the kidneys can be host to any number of illnesses and deficiencies; such as, bladder sphincter dyssynergia or the condition that can lead to incontinent urination, Cystitis or the inflammation of the bladder, and Hematuria or the presence of blood in your urine.
Bronchitis – To explain bronchitis, you’ll have to know what the bronchus or bronchi are. The broncus is one of two tree-branch-like pipes (trachea) that are used to transfer air to and from the lungs. Bronchitis is simply an inflammation of mucous membranes in those pipes.
Chronic catarrh – Catarrh is a swelling of the mucous membrane that can lead to discharges from the nose.
Colds – Caused by such things as a viral infection of the respiratory tract, the common cold comes with nasal discharge, and sneezing.
Lung decongestant – The pair-shaped organs in your chest are a necessity for breathing, but they can be host to any number of deficiencies and diseases. You can get black lung or coal miner’s, you can get lung cancer, a rheumatoid in your lung, fluid in a lung (pulmonary edema), and lungs marked by honeycomb-shaped cysts.
Congestion is an abnormal buildup of blood in a part of the body.
Borage should be able to clear up any congestion, from your lungs to the back of your throat.
Corns – Thickened skin that is commonly found on the feet, including on toes and between toes. If you find a wart on your foot, it’s known as a seed corn.
Digestion – We haven’t talked about it before, but I thought you should know what exactly digestion is. Digestion is the process in which the body converts foods into everything the body will need, including energy, vitamins, and minerals. Disorders include heartburn, ulcers, dyspepsia, Celiac Disease, and Crohn’s Disease.
Inflammation of eyes – Inflammation can be either acute or chronic. The body is trying to heal a wound or abrasion, causing redness, swelling and bruising. This is usually done by sending in plasma and leukocytes.
Eyes are the spherical organ in which we see through. This organ consists of several different parts; such as, the cornea, the iris, and pupil.
Fevers – This should be self-explanatory. But for the sake of argument, let’s go into it anyway. It’s when the body temperature goes rises above the normal 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Strengthens heart – This square-shaped organ is the biggest muscle in the human body, but it can be host to any number of diseases and deficiencies. Among these heart problems are ventricular septal defect, stenosis of lung artery, ostium secundum, and heart attacks and heart failures.
Insomnia – Simply put, if for whatever reason you just can’t fall asleep or stay asleep, you’re suffering from insomnia.
Jaundice – This disease is also called, icterus. You know you have it if every part of your body turns yellow. You really don’t want me to get into all of the symptoms and describe this terrible disease in detail.
Lactation – A woman’s production of milk from her breast.
Pleurisy – Inflammation of the serious membrane surrounding the lungs, and lining the walls of the chest cavity.
Rashes – Simply put, skin rashes are inflammation and any kind of eruption on the skin that can lead to itching. There are several different types of rashes; such as, heat rashes, morbilliform rashes, and nettle rashes.
Ringworm – Another condition like Athlete’s foot I did not want to see in my research, but my reader has a right to know if they have it or not. Despite what you might think, this is not a worm like the tapeworm, this is a superficial infectious condition of the skin. This problem will have you scratching ring or oval-shaped legions in different parts of your skin. Ringworm is caused by any number of fungi.
Spasm – If your muscles are contracting and you can’t control it, those are spasms.
Herbal First Aide
No home should be without this recipe for an herbal first aide kit.
You must have Aloe Vera. The gel from the plant’s leaves will help in relieving pain, and healing burns and cuts. Believe me, I know this works.
Also, you should have Arnica. Another healing gel that will take the blue out of bruises.
Take Calendula. When taken as a tea, this dry leaf will help clean cuts.
For indigestion, anxiety and insomnia, take some Chamomile in tea form.
You should most definitely take Echinachea if you want to treat the flu or the common cold.
Gingerroot is great for relaxing the stomach, killing nausea, and putting an end to motion sickness.
Keep a bottle of Witch Hazel handy to stop infections, and heal minor burns and rashes.
The Herb Book by John Lust
The Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch
Back to Eden, 2nd Revised Edition by Jethro Kloss & Promise K. Moffet
Children’s Herbal Health by Deanne Tenney
Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook by James Duke, Ph.D
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Nurray, N.D.
Herbally Yours by Penny C. Royal
A Modern Herbal by Mrs. Grieve
Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine by Steven Foster and Rebecca L. Johnson