Borage

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What other names is Borage known by?

Bee Plant, Beebread, Borage Flower, Borage Leaf, Borage Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Borago, Borago officinalis, Borraja, Bourrache, Bourrache Commune, Burage, Burrage, Common Borage, Common Bugloss, Cool Tankard, Feuille de Bourrache, Fleur de Bourrache, Huile de Bourrache, Huile de Graines de Bourrache, Langue de Bœuf, Ox's Tongue, Pain-des-Abeilles, Talewort, Starflower, Starflower Oil.

What is Borage?

Borage is a plant. The flowers, leaves, and seed oil from borage are used as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Improving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis when used with other anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Improving the function of the lungs in critically ill patients.
  • Improving growth and development in premature infants.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), diabetes, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alcoholism, heart disease, stroke, skin conditions in infants, fever, cough, depression, dry skin, arthritis, pain relief, inflamed veins (phlebitis), menopausal disorders, fluid retention, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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