Courage and psychic powers.
Float the flowers in a ritual bath to raise one’s spirits.
Carry or burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character.
Sprinkle an infusion of Borage around the house to ward off evil.
Also Called: Bee Bread, Starflower, Herb of Gladness, Bugloss, Burrage, Cool Tankard
It has a particularly good reputation for its beneficial affect on the mind, being used to dispel melancholy and induce euphoria.
It is a soothing saline, diuretic herb that soothes damaged or irritated tissues.
The leaves, and to a lesser extent the flowers, are demulcent, diaphoretic, depurative, mildly diuretic, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, lenitive and mildly sedative.
An infusion is taken internally in the treatment of a range of ailments including fevers, chest problems and kidney problems, though it should not be prescribed to people with liver problems.
Externally it is used as a poultice for inflammatory swellings.
It is used both internally and externally, helping to relieve skin complaints and pre-menstrual tension.