Archeus plant essences & elixirs are made with plants growing organically in our garden and surrounding area. We handpick the plant material for these essences and make them using a traditional quartz-infused sun method.
Botanical name: Borago officinalis
Positive attribute: dispels melancholy
Helpful when: feeling blue
Primary quality: Love
Borage is regarded as a medicine for melancholy. Feeling blue? Let Borage help you bring things back into balance again. This is a beautiful ally for ‘calming the aches and passions of the heart’.
Discorides and Pliny the Elder both spoke of how the flowers would be put in salads to ‘make the mind glad’, and that borage would ‘drive away sorrow and increase the joy of the mind’. A syrup made of borage flowers would “comforteth the heart, purgeth melancholy and quieteth the phrenticke and lunaticke person. The leaves eaten raw ingender good bloud, especially in those that have been lately sicke.’
I often find myself smiling when I look at borage in my garden, because it is humming with bees. And the flowers are such a beautiful shade of blue and the sunlight on the hairs on the stems shimmer like dewy spider webs in the morning sun. What’s not to love? See, feeling better already.
Planetary influence: Jupiter, under Leo
Medicine wheel: West
This essence contains: Borage (Borago officinalis), Aqua, Grape alcohol.
10ml/0.33 fl.oz stock oral dropper bottle
Place 2-3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.