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Black Currant And Borage Oil

 

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Black Currant And Borage Oil comman name is Ribes nigrum and Baraga officinalis. Black currant and borage oils are the affluent known plant sources of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid )and precursor to anti-inflammatory cicosanoids. All most all parts of the black currant and borage plants are used medicative. Black currant berries are also know as quinsy berries, and borage seed oil is also known as starflower oil & gaining much attentiveness by alternative health practitioners and cardinal stream medicine alike for its profound medicinal actions. Borage oil is taken from the seeds of the borago officinalis plant found over North Africa and naturalized to North America.

Borage oil, have gamma linolenic acid. A fatty acid which the body converts to a hormone-like compound called prostaglandin E1. It provides an effective hydration of the skin & combat against the ageing of the skin. It has anti-inflammatory actions and may also work as a blood thinner and blood vessel dilator. It is used in variety of products such as face lotions, cleansing milks, day creams and oils of massage. The leaves of black current and borage plants diachronically have been used for numerous rheumatic and inflammatory cases, and as herbal diuretics.

It has been used for diarrhea, while borage has been used as an antipyretic, expectorant, and general tonic. It has also been effective to used for symptoms of menopausal and menstrual disorders. Gamma-linolenic acid products and borage oil have shown to be helpful in the treatment of many classic and modern day health complaints. Many disease such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, multiple sclerosis are easily cured with this medication.

Borage oil containing GLA are used for complex inflammatory and other conditions such as eczema, rheumatic disorders, mastalgia, premenstrual syndrome, and diabetic neuropathy. Borage seed oil has been used efficaciously for treating the swelling & joint pain of arthritis, as well as specific skin conditions, and inflammation of the lungs as well as breathing disorders. Minor side effects from borage oil use can include nausea, bloating, indigestion, softening of stools and headache. Few cases of diarrhea or soft stools, belching, and abdominal bloating have been reported. Moreover, data regarding the use of black currant and borage oils during pregnancy and lactation is lacking.