Product details:Borage oil, 100% pure, natural
Botanical name:Borago officinalis
Method of extraction:Cold Pressed
Part of the plant used:Nut
Crop season:All Year
Main constituent: Gamma Linolenic Acid 9% 10%
Borage seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago officinalis (borage).Borage seed oil has one of the highest amounts of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) of seed oils — higher than blackcurrant seed oil or evening primrose oil, to which it is considered similar. GLA typically comprises about 24% of the oil.
1. In herbal medicine, borage oil is typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cough, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.
2. Dry skin types will benefit the most from borage seed oil as it'll nourish skin with that all-important oil it's lacking. But borage oil can also be useful in skin types with acne.
1. If you're after an oral dose of borage oil, it's available in capsule supplements or as liquids that can be added to salads, dips, soups and smoothies.
2. In skincare, you'll often find it sold as a pure oil – that can be used on the face, body and hair – or alongside other ingredients as part of a serum, face oil blend, moisturiser or even within a nourishing cleanser.