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Borago officinalis 

Borage is a deeply nourishing nervine useful in times of low spirits and exhaustion.  Many herbalists are familiar with the adage “Borage for courage!” Usually the person needing borage is overworked, run down, grief-stricken, or depleted by self-criticism and impossible standards. It is excellent for those so run down that they lack the courage and fortitude to address their trauma or stress. Borage flower essence addresses these emotional states on an energetic level. Borage tea and tincture are also great remedies for adrenal exhaustion, and can be useful for heart palpitations due to nervous tension or high emotions. Borage's cooling effect makes it a good addition to blends for hot flashes, especially when nervousness or mood swings are present. It can also be useful for increasing lactation. 

*Borage contains an alkaloid researchers consider hepatoxic; do your own research and/or seek a doctor's advice. It may be best to avoid long-term use and use during pregnancy or nursing*

THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.  

This information is for education purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.