NAME : Borage
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Borago officinalis
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Bugloss, Burrage, Common Bugloss, Herb of Gladness.
MEDICINAL PART : Herb, Flowers.
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland, Europe and cultivated elsewhere.
: Anywhere and everywhere.
DESCRIPTION : Borage is an annual plant. The hollow, bristly, branched and
spreading stem grows up to 2 feet tall. The leaves are bristly, oval or oblong-lanceolate,
the basal ones forming a rosette and the others growing alternately on the stem and
FLOWERING PERIOD : The blue or purplish, star-shaped flowers grow in loose
racemes from June to August.
PROPERTIES : Aperient, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge, Galactagogue, Pectoral, Tonic.
Preparation and Dosage : Prolonged use of borage is not advisable.
GENDER : Masculine
PLANET : Jupiter
ELEMENT : Air
ASSOCIATED DEITIES :
POWERS : Courage, Psychic Powers
Call on the Goddess Medb while asking for Courage, Inspiration
and Insight into your Life. Use Borage as an offering to the Goddess.
Carry the fresh blossoms to strengthen your courage, or place one in
your buttonhole for protection when walking. A tea of borage will induces psychic