Borage is an easy to grow medicinal herb that offers up lots of benefits. You are going to see these small soft leaves in the beginning of the plants life cycle, that will eventually become a massive stalk to be used for the healing effects.
An herb that lends itself to drying and processing. You can use borage fresh in natural medicinal preparations or your can dry it and store it for later use. Its a very versatile herb. Now that we have talked about what a powerful little herb borage can be. Lets talk about what it works on. If you grow borage, what are you going to use it for?
Eczema and Skin Disorders
Things like borage oil are used to deal with various types of skin disorders. While these might seem like something you can handle easily or issues that aren’t a big deal, its important to consider infection from itching. In an SHTF scenario the world will be dirty and infection will be rampant. Dealing with skin issues will be very important.
Anti Inflammatory Properties
Inflammation is one of those things we all worry about. It can be in our gut, in our knees or many other places that cause discomfort and long term damage. To deal with inflammation you are going to want to have a natural method because scientists have shown that ibuprofen is one of those things that will have seriously negative effects on the body.
Relaxation and Stress Management
We are a stressed out people. We stress over everything. Most of it is ridiculous but its real and has real affects on the body. You can find that things like lavender and borage can do a tremendous job at stress relief if you put some time and effort into making borage oil and using it on a regular basis.