Borage tea can be made from chopped borage leaves and flowers. You need to add chopped ¼ cup of dried leaves and flowers in a mug. Then pour boiling water over the leaves and fill the entire mug. Let the leaves and water infuse for 10 minutes. Strain the concoction and add honey if desired. Your borage tea is ready to be served.
- Borage tea is good for reducing throat irritation, dry cough, bronchitis, asthma and cold symptoms.
- Irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis can also be treated with borage tea
- Borage tea alleviates fever and has soothing effect on people suffering from grief, depression and melancholy.
- Many urinary tract disorders are treated by drinking borage tea.
- You can gain considerable relief from arthritis and rheumatism symptoms after drinking borage tea.
- Borage tea can be applied topically to treat body rashes and boils.
- Borage tea serves as a good body cleansing and detoxifying agent.
- Borage tea is great to relieve stress and to make you fall asleep. However, if you experience restlessness and are unable to sleep, stop taking borage tea.
Borage seeds contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause liver damage, that may cause yellowing of skin and eyes. In some people, it may induce allergies like tightness of chest, itchy skin, hives, skin rash and difficulty in breathing. Allergic reactions may also cause swelling of the face, tongue and lips. Pregnant and nursing women need to totally avoid borage to avoid risk to the fetus and inducing preterm labor. Borage is not recommended for breast fed infants.