What is borago officinalis seed oil?
Borage seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago officinalis (borage). Borage seed oil has one of the highest amounts of ?-linolenic acid (GLA) of seed oils — higher than blackcurrant seed oil or evening primrose oil , to which it is considered similar.
What is borago officinalis?
Evening Primrose & Borage Oils For Eczema? Uses for Borage Oil. In herbal medicine, borage oil is typically used to treat the following health problems: rheumatoid arthritis , chest congestion, cough, depression , premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. It is often used for hair and skin conditions such as hair loss , eczema , and acne .
How to grow borago officinalis?
Container gardens — both indoors and out — and outside herb gardens work well for growing borage . The culinary herb prefers full sun, but will tolerate partial shade and rich, moist soil.