Is Indian Borage Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Indian Borage

The Indian Borage is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, bloody diarrhea, body tremore, depression, skin redness and vomiting.

Indian Borage is a semi-succulent perennial plant that is a member of the mint family. Lamiaceae. It has similarities to oregano because it has the odor and oregano-like flavor. They are normally cultivated to be used as spice, ornamental plants and traditional medicine.

The scientific name for this plant is Coleus ampoinicus. Additional name for this plant include Bread And Butter Plant, Coleus, Country Boarage, Cuban Oregano, East Indian Thyme, Spanish Oregano, Spanish Thyme and Stinging Thyme.

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