Organic Borage Oil – Zongle Therapeutics

Organic Borage Oil

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Got a carrier oil for yourself? You made the right choice! Every carrier oil carries different and some amazing therapeutic properties which do wonders to your overall health and wellbeing. Borage oil, one of the best carrier oils, containing some amazing compounds which are beneficial for different purposes. Keep reading to know about Borage and its oil.

Botanically known as Borago officinalis, Borage is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is indigenous to north Africa and Europe and has naturalized in other parts of the world as well. It is also known as a ‘starflower’ due to its blue flowers shaped as a star. Historically, it was used as a food. The flowers of borage were saturated in wine or brandy and given to the Roman soldiers before they went into battle. However, Borage plant is commercially cultivated for the oil it produces. The oil has recently gained immense popularity due to the myriad benefits it provides us with.

Borage oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant by using cold-pressing method. Since it contains the highest amounts of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) i.e. up to 25%, as compared to the amounts present in evening primrose and black currant, it makes it popular as a natural and strong oil to reduce inflammation. GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that the human body cannot produce itself. Besides GLA, it also contains oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and small amounts of stearic acid, eicosenoic acid and erucic acid. Among the plethora of benefits the oil has, it helps relieve premenstrual discomfort, promotes alertness, helps to relieve fatigue, promotes healthy joints, etc. Continue reading the article in order to know more about Borage oil!


Top 4 Benefits Of Borage Oil:

1) Supports Joint Function

Borage oil works the best to support cartilage and joint function. It is known for relieving minor pain which makes you very uncomfortable. The high amounts of GLA present in Borage oil make it unique as it serves as a natural remedy to reduce occasional joint pain. Therefore, instead of opting for costly conventional products, add Borage oil in your meal. You can also massage the oil on the painful joint. Just mix 4 oz borage oil with a few drops of wintergreen oil and warm the mixture. Then firmly massage the affected area and feel relaxed.

2) Soothes Irritation Caused By Eczema

Many people are oblivious of the fact that oils can also be used to get rid of any kind of irritation. GLA found in Borage oil maintains the skin lipids (oils) which may help prevent dysregulation of the immune system, increased inflammation, and specific immune responses that lead to skin problems. However, there are still mixed reviews on borage oil being used to dispel irritation caused by eczema.

3) Hydrates The Skin

Everyone desires for hydrated, radiant and glowing skin all year round. Your face is usually the first thing one notices, and it is the key to your confidence. However, this confidence can be shattered if you have a dry and dull skin. Borage oil is one of the best carrier oils used to hydrate and revitalize your skin. It penetrates your skin and makes it supple and hydrated taking away the excessive sebum, which is skin’s natural oil. So instead of using creams which contain synthetic fragrances and parabens, consider using natural borage oil and see the difference!

4) Relieves Premenstrual Discomfort

Many women get premenstrual symptoms like bloating, headaches, cramps, changes in mood, fatigue, sad and anxious feelings, stress, etc. This is the worst week of the whole month as for some of the women, symptoms may be severe. However, if you want to get free of such problems and feel comfortable throughout the month then you should start using Borage oil. The GLA present in it helps in reducing inflammation, hence relieving premenstrual discomfort. So, take a chance on this amazing oil and treat yourself.

Final Thought

An oil that is famous for something that your body cannot produce should be taken seriously. Instead of getting costly conventional products for yourself which are full of synthetic chemicals, get something natural which helps in different ways. The hazelnut-like aroma of Borage oil lifts your mood and attracts you more towards it. Not only this, it can also be used with skin care and hair care products such as lotions, scrubs and massage oils. Thus, take a chance on this versatile carrier oil and treat yourself with what you deserve.

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