Borage is a deep-acting nervine for those that have exhaustion and low spirits. Borage can also be used for adrenal exhaustion and thyroid issues. Borage also strengthens our hearts and helps with heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism.
A dropper full taken orally in water or tea.
While there are no concrete claims as to the origins of the name of the borage plant, there are several theories that are linked to it. It is believed that the Latin name for borage which is borago, is the corruption of the word corrago which is formed from cor – heart and ago – I lead. This is because the plant was believed to have strong connections with the heart functions. In seventeenth century England, the borage plant was used for issues of the hypochondriac, as well as throat sores and rheumatism.
The borage was used throughout Europe in early times, not only for medicinal purposes but as a fundamental part of daily diets. They were used as Pot-herbs for making soups and stew, the leaves where also used as a sweetener for drinks. This plant also possesses roots in ancient Greece as is evident from its reference from the Greek naturalist Pliny who states that borage “maketh a man merry and joyful” which indicates the possibility of its use in ancient Greece for wine and other forms of refreshments.
The borage plant is native to the eastern Mediterranean region but over the course of time, the plant spread and it has been naturalized in North America, Europe, and Great Britain. Of prominent mention is in the case of Greece, where several naturalists and Greek scientists used the plant and spoke of its benefits.