Medicinal Borage Recipes

Borage Eyewash

* 1 cup boiling water
* 1 teaspoon of dried borage leaves

To clear redness from fatigue and stress. Pour boiling water over dried borage leaves. Steep until cool. Strain and put into a sterile jar. Use as a compress or a few drops directly in the eyes.

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Borage Tea for Sore Throats

Borage Tea for sore throats 1/2 cup of fresh borage leaves to 1 pint boiling water. Steep for 30 minutes. Strain and refrigerate. Use as a gargle when needed for sore throats.

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Borage Tonic

* 1 Tblsp each of borage flowers
* 1 Tblsp each of borage chopped leaves
* 2 cups of boiling water

Borage Tonic to stimulate the adrenal gland and give energy. Pour boiling water over flowers and leaves. Steep 10 minutes, strain and sweeten with honey. Take several cups daily for 1 week. (I love the taste of borage tea with no sweetener, it has a nice clean flavor).

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Borage Cough Syrup

* 1/2 cup of borage leaves
* 1/2 cup water
* 2 cups of honey
* Juice from 2 lemons

Put borage leaves in a blender along with water. Blend until mixture is smooth. In a non-reactive pan, pour borage and honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice.

Take 1-2 Tblsp as needed for coughs.

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