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"A borage plant grows at her feet..."

From the earliest of times, borage is credited with inducing calm
and fortitude and was once thought to bring courage to the heart.
It was usually steeped in wine or brandy and given to travellers
before a long journey, or to soldiers before battle. The Welsh name
for borage, llawenlys, translates as herb of gladness. The Celtic word
borrach means, courage. Added to wine, the Celts believed borage
helped bring courage to face enemies in battle and was thought to
help instil increased courage in warriors, or at least warm the chill.

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