Growing up in the swamp, I learned from the Woman. She helped me to understand the benefits of different herbal teas.
Info about Allie: The Woman was young in her appearance. She had red hair with strands of gold. She claimed it was the rinse she created. Her face had shown no signs of aging. Once again, she claimed it was something she created. Hey, the Woman was known around the Everglades as being quite old.
In medieval times, borage tea was given to competitors in tournaments as a morale booster. “I, borage, bring always courage,” was a popular rhyme of the day.
Through the years, herbalists have used borage to treat a wide range of ailments, from ulcers to frazzled nerves. Borage is also an excellent source of gamma linoleic acid, which is used to treat symptoms of PMS.
How to make a tea:
Borage tea can be made from chopped leaves and flowers. One will need to add chopped ¼ cup of dried leaves and flowers in a mug. Then pour boiling water over the leaves and fill the entire mug. Let the leaves and water infuse for 10 minutes. Strain the concoction and add honey is desired.
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