Borage Leaves – Barg-e-Gaozaban is original herb in Pakistan available for online delivery to your home.
Borage (Beebread, Bee Plant, Borago Officinalis) is endemic to the Mediterranean region but has spread from there to other parts of Europe and North America. The herb has for ages been cultivated as a garden plant for its ornamental value, health benefits, medical effects and as a source of nectar for bees. It thrives best in calcareous and nutrient-rich soil. The plant is covered with stiff coarse hairs, and it can grow up to 70 cm high or 28 inches. The stem is erect with oval or lanceolate leaves that are rough and wrinkled.
The borage leaves (برگ گاؤزبان) contain small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids found to be toxic to the liver. However, the levels of those toxic alkaloids are extremely low.
The herb has been used traditionally as an herbal remedy to treat urinary tract infections, cystitis, chronic kidney inflammation, catarrh, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and depression.
The plant has also its traditional external uses. It has been used and may help as a treatment for itchy inflamed skin, wounds, eczema, rashes, arthritis and gout.
Borage contains small amounts pyrrolizidine alkaloids. In high concentrations these alkaloids have been shown to cause liver damage and liver cancer.
Borage must be used with caution, both as food and medicine, and not taken over a long period of time.
Pregnant women or lactating mothers should not use the herb.