Recently we have begun drinking borage infused tea. My husband claims he read it helps with sadness and depression. Although not currently sad nor depressed, I like the idea of a happy tea. We have been trying to drink homemade tea in lieu of soda. It might surprise you to know we drink the wretched toxic soda at all. I have no explanation or excuse for it.
I went online to look up some information about borage and its health benefits. Holy hell! And I thought the kale health information was out of line. Ie: One bite of raw kale is worth 10000000000 % of your daily fiber. Look at kale and create world peace. Things like this.
What does borage tea do? Apparently it cures sadness, grief, IBS, the dreaded "women's issues", boils, acne, sore throats, arthritis, colds, fevers, UTIs, and the ol' melancholy. It is also said to bring on courage. Source: the Internet.
Is any of this true? I myself can not say. I have not felt any burst of courageous activity after drinking it. Maybe I'm not putting enough in. Or maybe the Internet is full of shit. Regardless, I am going to put more in my tea tonight and then see if I can lift a car off someone or save a child from a burning building.
Here is another great way to use herbs.
Dirtiest Kid in the World dipping fresh mint leaves into her popsicle. This kid is a culinary genius. Let's google what fresh mint can do. Mint can ease an upset stomach and cure cancer. Source: the Internet.