The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approved its use to relieve mild joint pain and as a diuretic in mild urinary disorders.
Its leaf is attributed to diuretic, sudorific, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing, vasoprotective, venotonic (to stimulate venous circulation) and laxative effects.
Borage oil obtained from seeds and refined afterwards. An antioxidant may be added. In addition, aerial parts and borage flowers have also popularly been used.
Buds, leaves and young branches.
Pycnogenol, phenolic extract from maritime pine bark (Pinus maritima Mill.).