- What other names is Borage known by?
- What is Borage?
- How does Borage work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Borage.
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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