Scientific name: Borago officinalis
Origin: W and C Mediterranean
Medicinal use: Nowadays it is used in popular medicine as a diuretic, sudorific, against prostate inflammation, anti-stress and skin emollient. To benefit from the sudorific properties, the flowers are used, which are taken as an infusion. The leaves are used as a decoction to induce diuresis and as emollient plasters. Borage seed oil acts as an emollient and toner. It is considered beneficial for skin conditions, due to its content of niacin or nicotic acid.
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