Indian borage to cure insect bites

Insect bites and stings may create pain, redness, itching, inflammation, swelling of face, tongue, hands and feet, fever, headache, stomach cramps and sometimes difficulty in breathing. Insect bites can be effectively treated with natural herb called Indian borage (Karpoorvalli in Tamil). This herb contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can reduce redness and swelling very faster. The Indian borage leaves are good for skin treatment and maintains skin health.

Take 3 fresh Indian borage leaves, crush and squeeze the extract. Mix with coconut oil and apply it on the insect bite area. Regular application of this mixture reduces swelling, redness and itching on the skin.

The mixture of extract and coconut oil can be heated and applied on the knee to treat knee pain. The volatile compounds such as omega-6 fatty acids, gamma linoleic acid in Indian borage extract cures arthritis, osteoporosis and pains in the joints and bones.

Indian borage is a natural medicine and it is specially meant for children. It is a simple home remedy for kids and adults health problems.

Three to four drops of Indian borage extract can treat cough, chest congestion and cold in infants. The leaves extract can be mixed with honey and applied on mother’s breast, so that when the baby sucks milk, the extract also goes into her stomach.

Indian borage is rich in vitamin A and C which improves the vision health and prevents macular degeneration.

Indian borage is a good herbal medicine for stress and anxiety. The leaves used to prepare tea, and this tea induces peace of mind, relaxation, healthy and restful sleep.

Indian borage is diuretic in nature. It causes increased passing of urine, that way it flushes out excess salt and harmful toxins from the body.

Follow the simple DIY and know how to use Indian borage to treat insect bites.

How to treat insect bites with Indian borage – DIY

  • 3 fresh Indian borage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut oil
  1. Use Indian borage leaves and coconut oil.
  2. Clean and chop the leaves.
  3. Add chopped leaves to mortar.
  4. Crush well to get the extract.
  5. Squeeze the extract.
  6. Take 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in a bowl.
  7. Add 2 teaspoons of Indian borage extract to oil.
  8. Mix it well.
  9. Done.

Directions for use:

Apply this mixture on the affected area regularly to get reduce swelling, itching and redness.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.