Borage is a 2 foot annual plant with blue, star like flowers and small leathery leaves. Both taste like cucumbers. The flowers are good in salads and the leaves (fresh or dried) are used to flavor soups and stews. Borage oil (cold pressed from the seeds) is a powerhouse of Omega 3 fatty acids; the kind that are good for you. Borage oil can reduce blood pressure and help to lower cholesterol. The oil is also used very effectively for skin ailments such as dermatitis. It’s safe for use on babies, too. You can make your own skin remedy. Open a borage softgel and squeeze the oil into a little olive oil. Mix well and apply to your skin.
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