EchiumAmoenum (Borage)

EchiumAmoenum (Borage)

Description

Species (Family) : Boraginaceae

Synonym(s) : Echium amoenum Fisch.

Part(s) Used : Flowers

Constituents : Bioactive antioxidant components, rosmarinic acid and flavonoids.

Food Use : Echium amoenum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora onosmella and orange swift.

Form of product : Dried flowerhead

Herbal Use : Demulcent, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, especially for common cold, anxiolytic and sedative.