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Onosma is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. They are native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.
Limestone slopes and rocks to 1600 metres. Crevices in rocks and cliffs.
The leaves are alterative. They are made into a powder and given to children as a purgative. The flowers are used as a cordial and stimulant in the treatment of rheumatism and palpitations of the heart. The root is bruised and used as an external application to skin eruptions.