The properties of Borage Oil

Borage oil is a vegetable oil obtained by cold pressing the seeds of Borago officinalis, a plant of the Boraginaceae family. Rich in omega 6, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, it is successfully used for all skin problems, especially when they are the result of hormonal imbalances.

Borage oil is also a natural remedy to eliminate cholesterol from veins and arteries, counteracts skin aging and performs a regenerating action on dry skin, fights skin inflammation, eczema, acne, psoriasis

Considered “the blood purifier” because it is a source of omega 6, borage oil is also a true beauty elixir for the skin and a powerful ally to alleviate disorders, linked to imbalances in the female hormonal system.

Obtained by cold pressing the seeds of Borago officinalis, borage oil is a vegetable oil used to rebalance the female hormonal system, but not only.

It is a natural antioxidant of skin tissues, both in the presence of impure skin due to ovarian cysts, pimples and problems related to the female cycle; both when the problem is dry skin used as anti-wrinkle and anti-stretch marks.

Borage oil is also a natural remedy to eliminate cholesterol from veins and arteries, because it is a real concentrate of Omega 6 necessary for proper cardiovascular function. But let’s take a closer look at the countless properties of borage oil.

Properties and benefits of borage oil

Very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linoleic acid (32-38%); linoleic acid (18-25%); oleic acid (15-19%), borage oil is successfully used for all skin problems, especially when they are the result of hormonal imbalances. It counteracts skin aging and performs a regenerating action on dry skin, fights skin inflammation, eczema, acne, psoriasis.

For external use: it can be used directly on the epidermis of the face, as a natural eye contour and powerful anti-wrinkle and to combat unsightly skin spots; or diluted in jojoba oil or wheat germ oil, to enhance the moisturizing action of the first and nourishing of the second.

For internal use: on the market it is found in pearls as a dietary supplement, for the treatment of all disorders related to the female hormonal system. Thanks to the presence of phytoestrogens, which perform a rebalancing action of the female hormonal system, it is used in case of cycle irregularities, menstrual pain, amenorrhea, ovarian cysts, to reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause. In addition, due to the high content of plant hormones, it is often included in the formulation of products to firm the breast.

Also for internal use, the usefulness of introducing dietary supplements based on borage oil derives from its ability to promote the production of prostaglandins of the 1 series (PGE1), equipped with antiplateletcardioprotectiveantiscleroticvasodilator activity. On these assumptions are based many therapeutic properties ascribed to borage oil such as the reduction of cardiovascular risk, the control of high cholesterol and hypertension and the adjuvant anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Description of the plant

After analyzing the properties of borage oil, let’s take a closer look at the botanical aspect. The pink borage plant (Borago officinalis) is probably native to the East, and is widespread in most of Europe and Central America, where it still grows spontaneously up to 1000 m. of altitude. It is grown in all temperate regions of the globe. The name comes from the Latin “borra” (rough wool fabric), for the fluff that covers the leaves.

Herbaceous plant, can reach a height of 80 cm. It has oval elliptical, petiolate, dark-green leaves collected with basal rosette 10-15 cm long and then smaller on the stem, which have a rough down. The flowers have five petals, arranged in a star, blue-purple in color, in the center are visible the anthers deriving from the union of the 5 stamens. The fruits are achenes that contain several small seeds.


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