Borage is an annual herb, & the leaves are used in herbal medicine as an adrenal tonic, which helps the body to cope with stress. The Soothing mucilage in borage makes it a beneficial treatment for dry cough, throat irritation, chest colds & bronchitis also may be helpful to treat acne & to reduce fever. Borage tea is also a good remedy for gastritis & irritable bowel syndrome.
To Make Borage Leaf Tea: Steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves in a cup of boiling water covered for 20 minutes, strain, sweeten with stevia and/or honey and sip slowly until finished. Drink 1-3 cups per day. Enjoy.
Warning: The leaves contain a small amount of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Not recommended for long term use or while pregnant.
Disclaimer: *These statements and uses are not evaluated by the FDA & the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.