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BALM OF GILEAD (POPULUS CANDICANS)
This herb is from the SALICACEA family. It is also known as
Buds, Balsam Poplar, Mecca Balsam, Gileadensis, and Tacamahac. Balm
of Gilead has the compound salicin in it, which is the same
component that is in aspirin. Because of this, do not use this herb
if you are allergic to aspirin. This herb also has other active
compounds, such as gallic acid, tannins, and essential oils.
HISTORY: The Balm of Gilead has been used historically to reduce
breast milk production following pregnancy.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can be taken as a capsule, tea, tincture or
even as syrup. It is used to help bronchitis, coughs, laryngitis,
sore throats, and tonsillitis.
EXTERNAL USE: Use this herb as a compress or poultice to help treat
abscesses, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and rheumatism.
BARBERRY (BERBERIS VULGARIS)
The Barberry plant can grow up to eight feet high and has red or
black berries. The fruit is commonly used for making jam or jellies
and pies. The root bark of the Barberry plant is used as a medicinal
herb. Barberry is high in vitamin C, and contains iron, manganese
and phosphorus. This herb also has chemical compounds in it such as
arbutin, allantion and tannin. It is not recommended to use this
herb if you have any heart diseases, or are pregnant. Barberry’s
strength comes from a powerful alkaline component called Berberine,
which also a strong alkaloid in Goldenseal.
HISTORY: Barberry is believed to have originated in Europe, but due
to its popularity with humans, it is now grown through out North
America. Barberry was used in ancient Europe to treat internal
infections, stomach disorders and skin conditions.
INTERNAL USE: Use tea or tincture of Barberry to help bacterial
infections, bladder stones, bowel problems, cystitis, diarrhea,
E-Coli infections, heart burn, high blood pressure, jaundice, kidney
stones, nephritis, swollen spleen, stimulation of bile from the
liver and stomach problems. Barberry can also help the body by
working as an anti-oxidant, which means it helps eliminate free
radical electrons in the body. Because of its strong properties,
pregnant or breast-feeding women should use caution in taking
EXTERNAL USE: Use Barberry as an antiseptic on the surface of the
skin to kill bacteria. It can also be used as a mouthwash or gargle
to prevent bad breath and as a douche to help fight a vaginal
Barley grass is one of the green
grasses, the only vegetation on the earth that can supply sole
nutritional support from birth to old age. Barley has served as a
food staple in most cultures. The use of barley for food and
medicinal purposes dates to antiquity. Agronomists place this
ancient cereal grass as being cultivated as early as 7000 BC. Roman
gladiators ate barley for strength and stamina. In the West, it was
first known for the barley grain it produces.
Barley grass contains eighteen amino acids, including the eight
essential ones. Amino acids we must get from our diet as the body
cannot produce them itself. Amino acids are the building blocks of
proteins, which are the major constituents of every cell and body
fluid (except urine and bile) and arethus necessary for the
continual cell building, cell regeneration, and energy production
that we need for life. An added benefit of the barley grass proteins
is that they are polypeptides; smaller proteins that can be directly
absorbed by the blood, where they promote cell metabolism and
neutralize substances that are bad for our health.
Barley Grass also contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
It is clear that the leaves of the cereal grasses provide the
nearest thing this planet offers to the perfect food. The barley
grass also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has been studied for
its potential as a deodorant, in stimulating tissue growth, and in
stimulating red blood cells in connection with blood supply. The
chlorophyll formed complex compounds with the carcinogens ( cancer
causing ) while they were still in the digestive tract, limiting
their negative effect on the body.
Barley also contains glucan, a fiber also found in oat bran and
reported to reduce cholesterol levels. The root contains the
alkaloid hordenine which stimulates peripheral blood circulation and
has been used as a bronchodilator for bronchitis. Barley bran, like
wheat bran may be effective in protecting against the risk of
The barley grass also contain a wide spectrum of vitamins and
minerals. Among the vitamins are beta carotene and five B vitamin,
including vitamin B12. Barley Grass also contains: folic acid and
antioxidant vitamin C and vitamin E. Minerals include calcium, iron,
magnesium, and phosphorus. Lab analysis on barley grass has turned
up more than 70 other trace minerals.
Barley Grass also known as:
Hordeum vulgare, barley grass
BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM)
This annual herb is from the LAMIACEAE family. The name Basil is
from the Greek word "Basileus" which means
"King". Basil is also known as St. Joseph wort. At one
time in history, this herb was praised more than the King! It is an
annual plant, and has thin branchy roots. Basil can grow up to three
feet high with flowers that vary widely in color. Basil is used for
culinary taste, as well as for medicine. It contains vitamins A, D,
and B2, as well as the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium and
HISTORY: It is said that Basil can help increase one’s fortune and
wealth. Many people believe that by putting a Basil leaf in their
wallets, it will attract prosperity.
INTERNAL USE: Use basil to help prevent stomach cramps, gas and
alleviate constipation problems.
EXTERNAL USE: A poultice of Basil leaves can help draw out insect,
bee wasp, or snake venom. It can help cure acne, heal abrasions,
cuts and give a person’s hair a high shine after it is used as a
BAY (LAURUS NOBILIS)
This Evergreen Tree is also known as Laurel. The leaves of this tree
are used medicinally for it’s herbal properties. The Bay Tree has
dark green oval leaves, small yellow flowers, and produces dark
purple black fruit. It can grow up to fifty feet high, but most Bay
Trees only grow a height of 20 feet.
HISTORY: The use of Bay leaves reaches back centuries. Bay leaves
were used as a medicinal remedy as well as a cooking herb by
different cultures around the world. . Bay Leaves can be found in
many soups around the world, as well as in many meat dishes, such as
Although Bay leaves add zeal to all foods, the Bay Leaves themselves
should not be eaten!
INTERNAL USE: Bay Leaves may be used as a leaf infusion or tincture.
This can help indigestion, poor appetite, induce menstruation and
prevent gas. Since Bay leaves can induce menstruation, pregnant
women should avoid using the Bay herb.
EXTERNAL USE: An infusion or tincture can be used to help heal
bruises, sore joints and prevent dandruff when used as a hair rinse.
BAYBERRY (MYRICA CERIFERA)
The Bayberry herb is an extracted from the Bayberry tree’s bark
and roots. Bayberry contains high amounts of vitamin C, and is used
as a general blood tonic. The Bayberry tree can grow up to
thirty-five feet high.
HISTORY: The Bayberry tree is supposed to bring prosperity and luck
to the house it’s planted next to. This is why it is considered
good luck to plant a Bayberry tree near your house.
INTERNAL USE: Bayberry extract can help to aid digestion, rejuvenate
the adrenal glands, clears sinus passageways, increase blood flow,
ward of colds and when combined with the herb Ginger, fight against
Cholera. A Douche of Bayberry Tea can treat excessive menstrual
bleeding, vaginal infections or a prolapsed Uterus.
EXTERNAL USE: A tea gargle of Bayberry can help sore or infected
throats, as well as help stop bleeding gums.
BEARBERRY (ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI)
The herb Bearberry has red flowers and berries and is found around
the world, primarily in colder regions. Bearberry contains the
glycoside arbutin, which is a chemical compound that has the ability
to eliminate bacteria in the Urinary Tract.
HISTORY: Bearberry was smoked with tobacco by many Native American
tribes. It was also used as a tea in Northern Asia.
INTERNAL USE: This herb is often taken as a tea or in capsule form.
It works well with other alkaline-based herbs or food to help clean
out the stomach and intestines of bacteria infections.
BETH ROOT (TRILLIUM PENDULUM)
This perennial herb is also known as Birth Root. Beth root grows to
just over a foot in height, has flowers of various colors, and
produces red to pink colored fruit.
INTERNAL USE: Beth root can help bronchitis, coughs, diarrhea,
hemorrhaging and insomnia. EXTERNAL USE: This herb can be used
topically to help alleviate insect bites and stings, skin ulcers and
As a food, bee pollen may well be
considered older than mankind. Bees reportedly buzzed over our
planet long before humans walked in the woods and forests. The foods
made by bees in the form of honey and pollen have long sustained
animals and people. These foods can provide complete nourishment to
maintain life for an extended period of time, even without the
ordinary forms of essential nutrients.
In the past decade, science has discovered that bee pollen contains
a miracle concentration of nearly all the known nutrients.
Bee pollen is considered a potent healer, a source of regenerative
power which can pervade the body. The bee pollen is said to have
been the secret "ambrosia" eaten by the ancient gods to
acquire eternal youth. Today, scientists realize that bee pollen
does contain healing properties that create a feeling of
rejuvenation within the body. New scientific discoveries reveal how
bee pollen has been able to extend the life span as well as heal
ailments. Bee pollen bursts with easily assimilated protein and
lecithin, which nourish the brain and nervous system.
Bee pollen is a timeless wonder food, an all-natural creation, even
a source of life. Man's search for youth leads to the beehive. Bee
Pollen nutritionally supports the body in many ways, including
assisting with vitality and a feeling of well-being. When you are
having a "sluggish day", think bee pollen !
Bee Pollen Contents:
Vitamins: Provitamin A, B-1 Thiamine , B-2 Riboflavin , B-3 Niacin ,
B-6 Pyridoxine , Pantothenic acid , Biotin , B-12 (cyanocobalamin) ,
Folic acid , Choline , Inositol , Vitamin C , Vitamin D , Vitamin E
, Vitamin K , Rutin
Minerals: Calcium , Phosphorus , Potassium , Sulfur , Sodium ,
Chlorine , Magnesium , Iron , Manganese , Copper, Iodine , Zinc ,
Silicon , Molybdenum , Boron , Titanium
BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS)
This plant is also known as Huckleberry or Blueberry. The fruit and
leaves of this plant are used medicinally. This herb is commonly
found in the colder environments of North America and Europe, where
it’s fruit is eaten, and it’s fruit and leaves are used
medicinally. The Bilberry plant grows up to a height of eighteen
inches, and is found all over the world. The Bilberry plant contains
a bioflavonoid complex called anthocyanoside. This compound works by
helping rebuild connective tissues in the body, as well as working
as an antioxidant in the body, stopping free radical damage.
HISTORY: many pilots, who claimed they could see an improvement in
their eyesight after eating this herb, used Bilberry during World
INTERNAL USE: This herb is used for diarrhea, kidney stones, scurvy
and urinary infections.
eriodictyol, quercetin, quercetrin, rutin
- Enhanced absorption of vitamin
- Treatment of athletic injuries
due to relief of pain, bruises and bumps
- Reduced leg and muscle pain
- Healthy circulation
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Prevention and treatment of
- May treat and prevent asthma
- Antihistamine qualities
- Lowers risk of cardiovascular
disease and stroke
- Antioxidant affect against LDL
- May help in preventing colon,
ovarian, endometrial, breast cancers, also leukemia
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Can be found in unfermented
green tea, red wine, apples, onions, green peppers, tomatoes,
White material beneath the peel of citrus fruits, peppers,
buckwheat, black currants, apricots, cherries, grapefruit, grapes,
lemons, oranges, prunes
Herbs – chervil, elderberries,
hawthorn berry, horsetail, rose hips, shepherd’s purse
Not produced in the body so must be supplied through diet or
supplements; quercetin is found in blue-green algae and is
available in supplement form.
Bioperine is used for aging.
There is a growing consensus among
nutritionists, that the obstacle to better nutrition clearly lies
in the efficient delivery of nutrients to the body. It's not just
what you eat - it's what your body can absorb!
The results of any proper nutrition program should be that various
nutrients are provided to the target tissues in sufficient
quantity. Just increasing the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is
not always the right answer to what is simply a poor nutrient
absorption problem. The issue of absorption becomes even more
important as a person ages. Thus bioperine is useful for
Clinical testing and data indicates Bioperine is a technological
breakthrough as a safe nutritional supplement for increasing the
absorption of vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals. When
Bioperine was administered with beta-carotene (fat soluble) the
observed result was a 60% increase in blood level beta-carotene.
Similar results were obtained with vitamin B6 (water soluble) and
the mineral selenium. Suggesting, Bioperine significantly
increases absorption whether a vitamin or a mineral, whether the
vitamin is fat or water soluble.
Other names for Bioperine: none
RDI – 300 mcg
NEEDED FOR –
- Cell growth
- Carbohydrate, fat, protein
- Healthy hair and skin
- May relieve muscle pain
- Used to treat "cradle
cap" in infants
- Works with B-complex vitamins
- May restore weak/brittle nails
- Can help with hair loss
Possibly anemia, depression, hair
loss, high blood sugar, inflammation of the skin, insomnia, loss
of appetite, muscular pain, nausea, soreness of the tongue
DEFICIENCY RISK –
Most people not at risk because wound in many foods, however,
biotin absorption is inhibited by diet high in egg whites along
with prescription medications, alcohol abuse and anticonvulsant
Brewer’s yeast, cooked egg yolks, cheese, organ meats, nuts,
royal jelly, milk, poultry, saltwater fish, soybeans, whole grains
Generally not needed; consult your doctor.
BIRCH (BETULA ALBA)
This herb is from the BETULACE family. Birch is also known as White
Birch and Lady of the Woods. Birch has medicinal extractions made
from its bark and leaves. Birch is high in vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2
and in the minerals calcium, chloride, copper, iron, magnesium,
phosphorus, potassium, sodium, silicon and fluoride. Birch also has
the compounds betulinic acid, tannin, and glycosides. Since its
chemical make up is very similar to natural aspirin, those who are
allergic to aspirin should not use this Birch based herbs.
INTERNAL USE: This herb is usually taken as a tea or in capsule
form. Birch helps arthritis, bladder problems, blood purifier,
boils, gout, kidney stones and worms. It can also be used as a
powder to brush teeth.
EXTERNAL USE: Use in an ointment form to treat acne, cuts, dandruff,
eczema, psoriasis and wounds.
BLACKBERRY (RUBUS FRUCTICOSUS)
This herb is from the RUBUS family. The Blackberry plant is also
known as Dewberry and European Blackberry. The leaves, rootbark, and
berries of Blackberry are used medicinally, and contains vitamins A,
B1, B2, B3 C, calcium, iron and chemical compounds called tannins.
Blackberries are found growing wild in both North America and
HISTORY: This herb has been recorded as a remedy for treatment of
diarrhea and gout in ancient Greece, as well as a popular food.
Worldwide, this herb has been a favorite for centuries in the making
of Jams, Jellies, Pies and many other foods.
INTERNAL USE: Use Blackberry as a tea or brandy to stop diarrhea,
Dysentery, running noses, sinus problems, sore throats and
BLACK COHOSH (CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA)
This herb is from the ARISTOLOCHIA family. This herb is also known
as Black Snakeroot, Rattle Root, SquawRoot and Bugbane. The root of
the Black Cohosh plant is used medicinally, and contains vitamin A,
inositol, B5 and large amounts of calcium, iron, phosphorus,
potassium, magnesium and silicon. Black Cohosh also contains
chemical compounds such as estrogen, tannins, resins, starches and
natural sugars. This plant is a native of North America where it
grows in shady woods, growing up to three feet high with feathery
white flowers. Its growing range extends from the United States up
into Canada. Black Cohosh acts as a sedative on the central nervous
HISTORY: American Indian women used Black Cohosh for internal relief
of pain from several different sources. headaches, snake bites,
pelvis pain, uterine problems, pelvic conditions, pains and uterine
troubles. They shared their medicinal knowledge with European
Settlers who took Black Cohosh seeds back to Europe.
INTERNAL USE: Black Cohosh is used to help childbirth pains, coughs,
diarrhea, high blood pressure, irregular menstrual cycles, uric acid
accumulation, rattlesnake bites, rheumatism, tinnitis (ringing of
the ears) whooping cough, and uterine problems. Care must be used in
taking Black Cohosh, as an overdose will produce nausea, lowered
pulse rate and vomiting.
EXTERNAL USE: Black Cohosh can be used to treat snakebites.
BLACK HAW (VIBURNUM PRUNIFOLIUM)
This tree is from the CAPRIFOLIACEAE family. It is also known as
American Sloe, Nannybush, Stagbush and Sweet Biburnum. This tree can
grow up to a height of twenty-five feet. The fruit, roots and bark
of this plant are used medicinally. Black Haw contains vitamin C,
and the chemical compounds amentoflavone, isovaerianic acid,
aesculetine, salicin and essential Oils.
HISTORY: This herb was used during the 1700 and 1800’s by slaves
to prevent miscarriages.
INTERNAL USE: This herb is taken as a tea, tincture or in capsule
form. It is used for arthritis, asthma, diarrhea, dysentery,
headaches, high blood pressure, morning sickness, rheumatism and
hemorrhaging occurring during childbirth.
BLACK WALNUT (JUNLANS NIGRA)
The herbal compounds that Black Walnut offers to us is derived from
the hulls and leaves of the tree. These compounds are rich in
organic iodine-B15, calcium, iron, protein, potassium phosphorus,
silica, and the chemical compounds juglone, ellagic acid and barium
alkaloids. The ellagic acid provides a protective antidote to
electrical shock, accidental electrocution and lightening mishaps!
HISTORY: This tree has been prized for centuries for its beautiful
hard wood. The fruit of the tree has also been used as a source of
food for many cultures around the world.
INTERNAL USE: This herb can help destroy intestinal parasites,
fungal infections, dry milk from lactating women, restore tooth
enamel, mouth sores and warts.
EXTERNAL USE: Use Black Walnut as a topical antiseptic for acne,
eczema, herpes, poison oak, ringworm, skin parasites and other skin
BLESSED THISTLE (CNICUS BENEDICTUS)
Blessed Thistle is also known as the herb Holy Thistle. Blessed
Thistle contains vitamin B complex, calcium, iron, manganese,
phosphorus and potassium. This herb originated in Europe, but is now
found commonly in Asia and North America.
HISTORY: It is believed that if Blessed Thistle is spread around
your house, that good luck, peace and harmony will fill your life!
INTERNAL USE: Blessed Thistle is used as a general tonic to help
blood circulation, cancer, constipation, food digestion, gas, gall
bladder problems, increase appetite, liver diseases, menstrual cycle
regulation, milk production in lactating women, strengthening
internal organs (heart, lung, liver, kidneys) stimulant for the
brain, and some menopausal problems.
BLOODROOT (SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS)
This herb gets its name from its bright blood-red colored root. It
is this bright red root that is used medicinally.
HISTORY: In addition to its medicinal use, Bloodroot was also used
by Native Americans as a source of red dye.
INTERNAL USE: Bloodroot is used to help treat arthritis, some
cancers, coughs, rheumatism, and sore throats.
BLUEBERRY (VACCINIUM GLOBULARE)
This plant is from the VACCINIUM family. The Blueberry plant is also
known as Huckleberry. The fruit and leaves of this herb are used
medicinally. Blueberry plants originated from North America, but due
to human transplanting, it can now be found in cooler locations
worldwide. Blueberry contains vitamins A and C, as well as compounds
such as natural sugars, tannin and anthrocyanosides. Blueberry is
also used to make delicious pies, jams, jellies, and muffins.
HISTORY: The fruit and leaves of these plants were used by Native
Americans for centuries as food sources as well as medicinally. The
dried berries were often used as a source of food during winter
INTERNAL USE: Blueberry is used to stop diarrhea, help some forms of
diabetes, improve eye health and sooth sore throats.
BLUE COHOSH (CAULOPHYLLUM THALICTROIDES)
Blue Cohosh is found though out North America and contains vitamins
E and B complex. It also has the minerals calcium, iron, potassium,
magnesium, and silicon. The roots of this blue flowering herb are
used for medicinal purposes.
HISTORY: This herb has been used by Native American Indian tribes
for centuries to help women with Menstrual problems.
INTERNAL USE: Blue Cohosh is used to ease childbirth pain, by
increasing the elasticity of the uterus, and stimulating uterine
contractions. Pregnant women should not use it, except during the
final weeks of pregnancy.
This herb contains vitamins C, E, the minerals calcium and manganese
and a powerful glycoside called verbenalin. Verbenalin is a complex
chemical compound which works on the sensory nerves leading to and
from the brain.
INTERNAL USE: Blue Vervain acts as a mild sedative on the Central
Nervous System. It calms the mind and induces restful sleep for
insomniacs. It helps asthma, bronchitis, and also aids in promoting
a sweat, stopping fevers, upset stomachs and expelling worms.
BORAGE (BORAGO OFFICINALIS)
This annual herb can grow up to 3 feet high, and has star shaped
blue to pink flowers. The leaves, seeds and flowers of this herb are
used medicinally. This herb is not recommended for use by women
during their pregnancy.
INTERNAL USE: Borage can be taken as a tea or tincture. It is used
to help depression, lower body temperature and alleviate menstrual
EXTERNAL USE: Use Borage topically to help sooth minor skin
irritation and rashes.
With our fat phobia and the resultant
barrage of low fat and non-fat food products lining the grocery
store aisles, a recommendation to supplement your daily diet with
one to two tablespoons of essential fatty acid rich flax or borage
seed oil would appear to go against what you are being told. To the
contrary, this is exactly what health conscious consumers are doing
across the country, not only to attain and maintain optimal health,
but in many instances, as a treatment for the over 60 health
ailments the essential fatty acids have been scientifically
validated to benefit.
It is true Americans should not consume more than 20-30% of daily
calories as fats, a lack of the dietary essential fatty acids has
been suggested to facilitate degenerative disease. Surveys indicate
that at least 80% of our population is deficient in the essential
fatty acids, this may present a serious health threat.
Unfortunately, mass commercial refinement of fats and oils products
and foods containing them has effectively eliminated the essential
fatty acids from our food chain, contributing to our modern day
Nature's most potent concentration of GLA comes in the form of
borage seed oil (24%). A great deal of scientific research has been
conducted with supplements rich in GLA, resulting in significant
interest regarding the aforementioned health ailments, as well as
those affected by pre-menstrual syndrome, benign breast disease,
eczema, psoriasis, obesity, and vascular disorders.
The essential fatty acids combined here have proven to impart a
regulatory function on the body's fatty acid metabolism. Fat
metabolism is as important, if not more critical, than our body's
metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates as evidenced by the drastic
rise in fat related degenerative diseases, such as vascular disease
and strokes. Dietary essential fatty acids common to borage seed oil
are ultimately converted to hormone-like substances known as
prostaglandins, and are important for the regulation of a host of
bodily functions including:
- inflammation, swelling, &
- pressure in the eye, joints or
- secretions from mucus
membranes and their viscosity
- smooth muscle & autonomic
reflexes, gastrointestinal, arterial, ear, heart
- water retention
- blood clotting ability
- allergic response
- rheumatoid arthritis
- nerve transmission
- steroid production &
Scientists continue to discover regulating effects of prostaglandins.
Without the essential fatty acids, the building blocks of
prostaglandins, a malfunction of fat metabolism is certain, as are
problems in the regulation of the above listed bodily functions.
For some individuals, flax seed oil may offer only half of the
solution. Those deficient in co-factor nutrients, specifically the
vitamins pro-A, A, C, E, B2, B6, pantothenic acid, B12, biotin, and
the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, and zinc,
sometimes have difficulty in converting the omega-6 fatty acid,
linoleic acid, found in borage and other seed oils to the healthful
prostaglandins. See NutraPack product that offers all of these if
you need a great multi-vitamin.
Still others are thought to lack the necessary enzyme (catalyst) to
make this conversion; particularly those afflicted with diabetes,
asthma, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism and the
aged. For those suffering from co-factor deficiencies, a broad
spectrum multi-vitamin and mineral may be recommended with, perhaps,
an oil supplement rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Individuals
who may lack the proper enzyme system would require a GLA supplement
in addition to the flax seed oil. Nature's most potent concentration
of GLA comes in the form of borage seed oil (24%).
When considering an essential fatty acid supplement and deciding on
either flax or borage seed oils, the most sensible solution may be a
formulation of the two. The combination of both flax and borage seed
oil provides nature's best of the omega-3 fatty acids in flax with
the best of omega-6 fatty acids in GLA rich borage oil. This option
has now been made available by a flax & borage oil product
called Advanced Omega by Symmetry.
Supplementation with flax seed & borage seed oils makes good
sense for the following reasons:
1. Omega-3 fatty acids and GLA together on the production of
2. Over 60 health problems have proven to benefit from both flax
seed and borage seed supplements.
3. Flax seed oil combined with borage seed oil work together for
even better results.
4. Flax seed and borage seed oils combined is less expensive than
purchasing them separately.
The answer appears not to be no fat, but the right fat, as common to
flax and borage seed oils, to achieve optimal health.
Past and present scientific research supports the use of essential
fatty acid nutrients in promoting optimal health. Borage seed oil is
recognized as nature's richest source of GLA. These natural plant
substances used alone have created a great deal of interest in the
treatment of numerous health problems. Evidence exists to suggest
the combination of omega-3 fatty acids with gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
may further complement the therapeutic result of either fatty acid
Other Borage Seed Information:
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have reported that high
doses of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) were highly effective in
treating rheumatoid arthritis. An earlier study by the same group
had shown that administration of 1,100 mg. of GLA per day from
borage seed oil reduced synovitis in six of seven patients with
rheumatoid arthritis. GLA is rapidly converted to
dihomogamma-linolenic acid, the immediate precursor of prostaglandin
E1 which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Nature's most potent
concentration (24%) of GLA comes in the form of borage seed
Other benefits of Borage Seed GLA include:
1. Vasodilation of blood vessels which can reduce high blood
2. Reduction of abnormal blood clotting which can reduce the
risk of heart attack and stroke
3. Enhanced regulation of immune response, specifically a
reduction in autoimmune dysfunction, the underlying cause of
4. Enhanced defense against abnormal cell proliferation which
may prevent and even reverse some cancers.
5. Elimination of common skin disorder such as eczema.
6. Slowing of some aspects of normal aging.
Borage seed is also known as:
Common bugloss, Starflower, Borago officinalis
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