Borage

Borago officinalis

Folk names: BORITH

WARNING

Internal use of Borage is restricted in some countries, so we advise external use of wildcrafted materials only.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Adrenal gland restorative

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Demulcent

  • Diaphoretic

  • Diuretic

  • Emmolient

  • Refrigerant

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list 

Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet:

  • Jupiter

  • Sagittarius

Element: Air
Chakra:

  • Throat

  • Third Eye

  • Heart

Taste:

  • Slightly sweet

  • Salt

  • Pungent

Energy:

  • Cooling

  • Moistening

Symbols: Pentacle/5-sided Star

Magical Uses

  • Clarity

  • Confidence

  • Courage

  • Domestic Harmony

  • Eloquence

  • Empathetic Healing & Protection

  • Energy

  • Happiness

  • Heart Healing

  • Learning

  • Optimism

  • Psychic Powers

  • Protection

  • Relieve Depression

  • Self Expression

  • Star Magic

  • Strength

*Bonus: Attracts pollinators, important to so many deities and types of magic