Generic: Borago officinalis
treats Periodontitis / gingivitis, Supplementation in preterm and very low birthweight infants, Hyperlipidemia, Alcohol-induced hangover, Asthma, Stress, Rheumatoid arthritis, Malnutrition, Seborrheic dermatitis, Infant development / neonatal care, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Atopic dermatitis, and Cystic fibrosis
This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); J. Kathryn Bryan, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).
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