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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Borage Supplement

The borage plant is a native inhabitant of Northern America and Northern Europe, but the plant can easily be grown in gardens. It loves full sunshine and rich soil and can be sown throughout the year. If possible, shield it from wind, because it tends to fall over easily.

If grown in pots indoors, make sure to put it in the full sun and it will give you leaves throughout the entire winter.

For you garderners out there, Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby.

Borage Oil
Borago officinalis

Oil from the seeds of the borage plant. Borage seed oil contains about 20 to 26 percent GLA.

Liquid and capsules; take 1,300 mg (oil) daily.
~Arthritis Foundation.

This tonic plant has some other medicinal effects as well. It is good for the adrenal glands and provides an invaluable support for a stressful lifestyle. Borage is rich in minerals, especially potassium and tea made with borage helps to reduce fevers and ease chest colds.
An infusion of borage acts as a galactogogue, promoting the production of milk in breastfeeding mothers.

Some other uses are:
Borage makes an excellent facial steam for improving very dry, sensitive skin and consider adding the dried flowers for color to potpourri.

The taste of the leaves comes close to cucumber and the flowers and leaves lend themselves excellent to garnish salads. dips, and cucumber soups.

The chopped leaves can be added to soups and stews during the last few minutes of cooking and leaves can be cooked with cabbage leaves as well.

It does not lend itself well to be dried, it may not yield the results you are looking for. No one will prevent you from trying though. :-)

If so many tell you something is not going to work, drawing on their own experiences, you may want to heed the warning. It does not mean it can not be done, it means it wasn't the right time to be revealed. Eventually it will be, in God's time. In the meantime, we can have faith and trust in God's provision. :-)

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.


Blogger audrey` said...

When I first read it, I thought it was boring plant.
Please pardon my reading...
Borage plant is not boring at all.
It's so interesting; full of uses too =)

August 07, 2008 5:50 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Hahaha, that's funny!
I can understand your confusion though.


God's Grace.

August 09, 2008 7:06 AM  

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