It is one of nature’s richest sources of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) which is also known as Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs). These are important for brain function, bone health, skin and hair growth, regulating metabolism, and maintaining the reproductive system.
The main physiological action of Borage is anti-inflammatory which lends to effective treatment of skin issues such as eczema and dermatitis. Know to improve the texture, suppleness and moisture content of skin, it actually lessens the inflammatory symptoms that accompany these disorders when taken orally or applied topically.
Anti-inflammatory properties of the EFAs may be effective in the prevention of heart disease and stroke; it may also treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and assist with healthy joints!
Borage can decrease the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and assist in hormonal balancing – which could lessen or alleviate many discomforts of PMS and menopause.
It acts as an adrenal tonic and balances glands.
Borage may be considered an ideal herb due to its many benefits and few (if any) side effects.