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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Borage - Borrage
(Borago officinalis)

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These hardy annual and perennial herbs are natives of southern Europe and Asia Minor. They grow up to 3 feet high. Their silvery leaves are fuzzy and coarse and the drooping, five-petaled, blue flowers are starry looking. These plants are favored by beekeepers and not only are they grown for their beauty, but for their economic value as well.
B. officinalis(the common Borage) is grown for its leaves, which are used in flavoring, and its flowers, which are used in potpourri.

Borage has been used medicinally and in the preparation of various cordials and cups. It is thought to have an exhilarating effect. The young leaves are used in salads to which they add a cool, Cucumber flavor. The flowers are used as a garnish and were once preserved and candied.

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Properties of Borage Used by Aztecs

    Diuretic,  Sudorific,  Diseases of the Respiratory Track,  Useful in the Treatment of Measles,  Chicken Pox,  Scarlet Fever, since its sudorific properties cause the excretion of bodily fluids avoiding complications.

Aztec Method of Use

Drink 3 to 4 cups a day of a mixture made of 20 to 25 grams of leaves and flowers to 1/2 liter of water.

For Respiratory Illnesses: Drink 1 cup of the above infusion with the juice of 2 lemons and sweeten to taste with bee honey.
For Bilious fevers, Relief for Arduous Urinary Track Infections: Take 3 glasses a day of the boiled mixture of 10 grams of leaves, 25 grams of bee honey to half a liter of water.

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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