Pliny the Elder (AD 7-9) documented, "Borage makeths a man merry and joyful". Borage is also known by herb lovers both past and present to give courage- as the saying goes 'Borage for courage'... Recently I have come across the need to research a perfect 'Orators Brew'- with borage topping the list "to treat throat irritation, dry cough, asthma, bronchitis and colds", (m.steadyhealth.com). So, this herb can make you feel better generally, enhancing your mood and at the same time soothing your throat! I have to say, after trialing this herb with many an array of different tea and other herbs mixed with it, I have never felt more positive, nor has my throat felt more lubricated! This is good stuff!