Borage {Borago officinalis}

Borage is a Herbal ally used by many cultures for thousands of years. It is known for being beneficial to the adrenal glands. It is a diuretic and may be used during times of fever. Borage is considered to be anti-inflammatory and a galactagogue helping breastfeeding mothers with milk production.

Family Boraginaceae

Habitat Native to Europe and North Africa

Parts used Leaves, flowers & seed oil

Associated Systems
Cardiovascular system, Female Reproductive System, Endocrine System, Digestive System, Nervous System

Cardiovascular Cardiotonic, Female Reproductive Hormonal Balancer, Female Reproductive Nervine, Female Reproductive Galactoagogue, Endocrine Adrenal Trophorestorative, Endocrine Pituitary Mammary Stimulant,  Endocrine Pituitary Mammary Trophorestorative, Digestive Anti-Inflammatory, Nervous Antidepressant, Nervous Adaptogen for Stress, Nervous Stimulant, Nervous Tonic
Diuretic, Demulcent, Emollient, Adrenal restorative, Galactagogue, Expectorant
Anti inflammatory, Anti-atheroslcerotic, Anti-platelet, Hypolipidemic

Diuretic, Restorative to adrenal cortex, Adrenal tonic when used over a period of time, Convalescence, Stimulate the flow of milk in nursing mothers.

Contraindications Avoid high doses over long term.

Warnings & Interactions 2aA {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Teachings of John Redden
. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.


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