Borage is a little-known plant that spreads throughout different regions of the world and especially in the European Mediterranean area. Its flower has a very striking appearance with blue and pink tones. Its oil is considered the perfect ally of natural beauty and it is used on beauty products of Purtier Placenta
Borage is an annual plant, originating in Syria and Egypt, but growing throughout North Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America and many other Mediterranean regions. Its flowers, brightly coloured with pink and blue tones, stand out for their aroma and chromatic effect. Borage is loaded with macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fibre and fats), vitamins (A,C, niacin, choline and thiamine), minerals and other plant compounds. It is known for its beneficial properties in the treatment of various diseases, including diabetes.
Borage oil is a natural cosmetic with incredible antioxidant and rejuvenating properties. It has been used by different cultures for generations and, nowadays, it is used more and more frequently as an ideal alternative to many industrial cosmetic products. This extract is obtained by cold pressing the borage seeds.
These seeds contain essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 3, both essential for maintaining the health of our skin. They have a large amount of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is why it is used to treat various diseases such as arthritis.
One more nutritional aspect is that borage, is low in calories, and can be used to cook in liquid form, being a very light and healthy food to dress salads and recipes such as tempura borage. Also, it can be administered in the form of poultices. In addition to our diet, borage oil can also be applied to the skin to give multiple benefits to the dermis.
In general, these are the main advantages of borage oil:
It helps to alleviate respiratory problems: Specifically, we are going to talk about what is
known as shortness of breath syndrome, which occurs when the lungs do not function properly because of an injury to the small pulmonary alveoli and the capillaries of the lungs.
It works as a perfect anti-inflammatory: due to these properties this oil can reduce the symptoms of certain diseases, improving the quality of life of patients. Very positive responses to different pathologies have been found.
Some problems related to inflammation that could be alleviated with borage oil are periodontitis, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease. It contains a gel-like substance called mucilage, which helps soothe and decongest mucous membranes. Thanks to these properties, it also helps relieve discomfort among women, such as breast tenderness, premenstrual stress, endometriosis, premenstrual symptoms and menopausal symptoms.
Promotes dermal health: this oil nourishes, hydrates and repairs the structure of the skin,
combating cellular ageing. It is very effective for people with extreme dryness or problems such as atopic dermatitis as it relieves irritations. It efficiently regulates the secretion of the sebaceous glands both in the scalp and in the skin. It can be used in addition to other creams to improve the effectiveness of treatment such as exfoliants, masks or clays. It also works as a perfect make-up remover, as it removes make-up residues without damaging or drying out the skin.
Improves the nervous system: this oil improves blood circulation helping to care for the appearance of the skin, preventing hair loss and nail health. In addition, it can help treat impotence related to lack of blood supply to the genitals. It contributes effectively to cardiovascular health and is suitable against cholesterol and hypertension, reducing stress situations.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: This serious disorder constitutes a malfunction of the body’s immune
system, that is, it occurs when our body confuses the cells with the tissues of the body, producing antibodies against them. Borage oil, on the other hand, is composed of gamma-linoleic acid and serves as a regulator of prostaglandin, a substance that works as a mediator of inflammations. That is, you could use Borage oil to deal with the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis in a completely natural way.