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Borage,  Organic (18% GLA)

Borage, Organic (18% GLA)

$9.50

Pure, Organically grown Borage Oil 

Product Details

Botanical name

Borago officinalis

Extraction method / Source

Cold Pressed, Refined / Seeds

Shelf Life

18 months or more, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. Refrigeration will increase the shelf life of all fixed oils.

Key constituents

Linoleic Acid 35 – 38%, Oleic Acid, 16 – 20%, Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) 18 – 19% Palmitic Acid 10 – 11%

Plant description

Botanical family: Boraginaceae

Also known as starflower, the borage plant is an annual flowering herb. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean, but has been naturalized to many temperate areas worldwide. It grows to a height of 2 – 3 1/2 feet, with hairy stems and leaves and produces dark green leaves and star shaped flowers which are mostly blue, but may be white or pink. The seeds are the richest source of GLA known, and are used in the production of many skin care products.

Regions of Production

New Zealand

Growing Practices

Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.

History / Fun Facts

Beautiful star-shaped borage flowers are eaten in salads, and have a sweet, honey-like flavor. Borage oil is used as a nutritional supplement, which is reported to have many health benefits.

Properties

Anti-inflammatory, emollient, regenerative, rejuvenative (Cooksley, 2015, Hampton, 1987)

Characteristics

Light texture, yellow color, mild scent, absorbs readily into the skin

Uses

Soothes irritated tissue, especially good for skin damaged by over-exposure to sunlight. High in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which helps stimulate cell activity, it is rejuvenative and regenerative for the skin. The high GLA content also makes Borage an excellent choice for eczema, psoriasis and mature skin care. A powerful anti-inflammatory, it is helpful for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

Safety

Nontoxic, Hypoallergenic

Notice

This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Refrigeration prolongs the freshness of all natural oils.

 

References

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015. Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

Hampton, Aubrey, Natural and Organic Hair and Skin Care, 1987. Organica Press, Tampa, FL.

Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California

 



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