A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Borage, St John’s Wort, Lemon Balm and Valerian Remedy

Other Names: Borage, Burrage, Starflower, Beeplant, Talewort, Cool tankard, Chhota Kalpa, Bugloss, Burage, Beebread, Borago Officinalis
Traditional Usages: Food, 'Cheer the heart and lift the depressed spirits' , Stress, Mental Exhaustion, Depression, Colitis, Gastritis, Gastric Ulcers, Chronic Catarrh, Use Externally to defer Wrinkling and Skin Dryness of old age,  Skin Disorders such as Psoriasis and Eczema, Treating Fevers and Pulmonary Diseases, Premenstrual Syndrome, Menopause, Headaches, Cold, Flu, Asthma, Congestion, Swollen Joints, Coughs, Kidney and Bladder Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, A Heart Tonic
Resources: Britain, North America, Spain, Europe, Syria, Mediterranean Region, Asia, North Africa, South America, New Zealand
Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers, Extracted Seed Oil
Herbal Research: Borage
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy. Use internally under directions of a qualified practitioner

Borage, St John’s Wort, Lemon Balm and Valerian - Herbal remedy for Back Pain: If the muscle tension is due to emotional stress, take Borage, St. John's Wort and Lemon Balm or Valerian teas. A cup of any of the infusions of these herbs is beneficial. infuse one teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of hot water for 5-minutes. Strain and drink twice daily for one week.
Health Warning: Research has shown that St. John’s Wort interacts with many medications in ways that can interfere with their intended effects. Seek the advice of your doctor before using St. John's  Wort as an herbal remedy.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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