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Borage Oil

Borage, there are four species of herbaceous plants of the family Boraginaceae from Europe and North Africa. They can be used to make herbal teas. It also produces an oil whose properties are appreciated. The borage flowers are edible, are added raw for the pleasure of the eyes and palate in salads. The borage leaves, rich in provitamin A and potassium, can be used. in donuts, pies. Borage oil, like evening primrose oil, is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid.

DESCRIPTION
Color: Clear, slightly yellow, greenish
Smell: Fairly neutral
Texture: Rather thick
Taste: Discreet and vegetal

COMPOSITION
The composition of the vegetable oil is strongly influenced by the conditions of production. To ensure its quality, it is recommended to select a virgin extra oil, obtained by cold pressing, ideally of bio origin. Borage oil is a vegetable oil very rich in omega 3 and 6 and 9. It is one of the only vegetable oils to contain gamma-linolenic acid, effective against aging skin. It helps tone and rejuvenate mature or damaged skin. It is also an essential oil rich in vitamins A, D, E and K. Borage oil can oxidize so it is best not to heat it and store it in the refrigerator, away from the air and light.

BENEFITS
Borage oil is used directly on the skin (external use), in capsules or gels. The aerial parts of the plant are generally used in herbal teas or infusions. Anti-wrinkle, healing, nourishing, firming and regenerative, it is used in cosmetics. It makes the skin more supple, more elastic and more toned. It is a true regenerating and anti-aging oil, widely used by women in pre-menopause or menopause. For the face, it will be used especially in case of dry skin, irritated, mature or wrinkled. It is also an anti-inflammatory oil that is perfect for skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and skin rashes resulting from a hormonal change.

For diet – the amounts of borage oil to be taken are 6 to 12 g of oil per day. So you can take 2 capsules of borage oil every day for 1 month as a detox and for cardiovascular, cholesterol and triglycerides prevention.

For rheumatoid arthritis – it is advisable to take between 6 and 12 g of borage oil daily.

For coughing – it is recommended to drink an infusion or tea borage 4 to 5 times / day (20 g / liter).

Cleansing milk with borage oil – Mix 20% borage oil in a vegetable oil-based neutral milk.

For dry and wrinkled skin – here is a simple recipe – 2 drops of carrot essential oil, 10 drops of borage oil, 2 drops of argan oil. Apply on the skin.

Firming Beauty Oil – Here’s a recipe for a firming oil in – 30ml Hemp Oil, 35ml Borage Oil, 35 ml of wheat germ oil, 30 drops of cypress essential oil, 10 drops of vitamin E. Massage twice a day on the affected areas until the oil is absorbed.

Brittle or fragile nails – 10 ml of borage oil, 15 drops of Lemon essential oil. Massage your nails with a few drops of this mixture and remove the excess with a clean cloth.

SOURCES :
https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/borage-oil.aspx
https://draxe.com/borage-oil/

https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-benefits-of-borage-oil-89043

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