The Romans called borage the herb of gladness and used an infusion of the herb to treat depression. The herb has bright blue flowers and rough grey green leaves. Used during the middle ages as an anti-inflammatory for conditions such as rheumatism and heart disease. Borage seed contains more than 25% GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which is twice as much as the very popular evening primrose oil. Borage is useful in treating psoriasis, eczema, regenerating skin and for prematurely aged skin. GLA is taken internally to reduce blood cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes; and as an aid in PMS, multiple sclerosis and menopausal conditions. GLA is essential for prostaglandin synthesis, cell membranes, and immune efficiency, psychological and biochemical processes involved in cell regeneration. Borage seed also contains various vitamins & minerals.