The root, saith Dioscorides, mixed with oil, cureth green wounds, and adding thereto a little barley meal it is a remedy against S. Anthonies fire.

It causeth sweat in agues, as Pliny saith, if the juice be mixed with a little aqua vitæ, and the body rubbed therewith.

The Physicians of later time use the leaves, flowers, and roots in stead of Borage, and put them into all kinds of medicine indifferently, which are of force and virtue to drive away sorrow & pensiveness of the mind, and to comfort and strengthen the heart.

Gerard, p. 799.

Weinmann, N 475. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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