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Borage is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Borage

Borage in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Borage in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Decoction of the bone of a stag's heart given in wine with powdered pearls. If juice of borage be added it will be more effective."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 180
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 180.
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Synonymns for Borage

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Borage

Pharmaceutical Information

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Evidence or the Use of Borage in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Cheryl Lans
Do recent research studies validate the medicinal plants used in British Columbia, Canada for pet diseases and wild animals taken into temporary care?
J Ethnopharmacol: 2019, 236;366-392
[PubMed:30772483] [] [DOI] (I p)

Mohammad R Ghanbari, Elham Lotfalinezhad, Elahe Lotfalinezhad, Devender Bhalla
A Representative Survey of Knowledge, Use, Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Risks of Select Herbal Drugs Among Female Students in Gorgan City (Northeast Iran).
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med: 2017, 22(2);227-231
[PubMed:26888451] [] [DOI] (I p)

Marcello Spinella
Herbal Medicines and Epilepsy: The Potential for Benefit and Adverse Effects.
Epilepsy Behav: 2001, 2(6);524-532
[PubMed:12609386] [] [DOI] (I p)



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