Borage is an annual or overwinter annual; hardiness zones do not apply in this case. While they do not come back, they do self-seed readily. The beautiful star-shaped flowers and leaves are used for fever, cough, depression as well as calling in courage, clarity, and confidence in mundane and magickal workings.
Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Tuck a borage blossom in your pocket before any stressful situation for a boost in courage.
- Borage tea or oils can be used to consecrate weapons.
- Incense made of borage can be used to invoke warrior gods.
- A tea of this herb can encourage psychic powers.
- Add fresh blossoms to your altar to bring luck and power to your spells.
- If you are feeling low on energy or are facing major life decisions, a tea of borage can help you focus your mind on moving forward with confidence.
- Add the flowers to salad to exhilarate the mind.
- It is used to restore adrenal glands to their natural balance, for a calmer mind and body.
- Borage works well to ease depression and mood swings often associated with menopause and menstrual cycles.
- It is known to reduce itch and dryness associated with skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis.
- Borage tea can be used to restore strength during periods of convalescence.
Borage seeds can be started by sowing in the spring. You can get a jumpstart in them by starting them in late winter or early spring indoors. When sowing, cover the seeds with 1/2 inch soil, keeping them moist until germination. Germination is approximately 7-14 days. Sow the seeds about 4” apart and thin them as needed.
All information is provided for educational purposes with no guarantee of results; please use all herbal products with care.
Packet of 30 organic Borage (Borago officinalis) seeds.