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Latin name: Borago officinalis.
Starflower Oil (Borage Oil) is extracted from the annual herb Borage. The cultivation of the plant was introduced by the Arabs in southern Spain in the early Middle Ages. It is now grown in many parts of Europe, Asia and North America. The plant can often be seen growing in such places as riverbanks, compost heaps, barren areas, and even in the Alps.
The Starflower is a medicinal plant known to have been used worldwide in the research and treatment of cancer for over 700 years, as quoted by the Cancer Research Campaign, Registered Charity No 225838.
The Benefits of Starflower Oil
This plant contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) at approximately twice the level of Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). Starflower Oil has been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – has been shown to eradicate swollen abdomen and breast discomfort as well as reducing irritability and depression.
Eczema and other skin disorders – available on prescription for eczema. Psoriasis may be helped by Starflower Oil.
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure – has been shown to reduce high serum cholesterol and blood pressure, but may take several weeks to achieve.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – sufferers have discontinued use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after supplementation, it is more effective when taken with fish oils.
Alcoholism – may make withdrawal easier and reduce post-drinking depression.
Immune System – low levels of essential fatty acids may stop the action of interferon, the body’s natural virus killer.
Other conditions – Obesity, Benign Breast Disease, Childhood Hyperactivity and Schizophrenia have all been shown to be helped by Starflower supplementation.
Starflower Oil is rich in the fatty acid Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is an important intermediary in the metabolic conversion of Linolenic Acid into Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 is one of many prostaglandins which are interconvertible, and which modulate the action of many hormones.
Should be avoided by persons taking blood-thinning products such as aspirin and warfarin. Not recommended for people with temporal lobe epilepsy. Probably best avoided during pregnancy due to effects on hormones.
Borage, (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb originating in Syria, but naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America.
Originally posted by Thurisaz
here is a dragon egg.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
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UPFRONT Disclaimer: OL is male in gender.
Also please try to abstain from the company of men for 1wk during every month during your period!
As a 2ndry solution ... try Red wine and Dark chocolate!
Personal Disclosure: I hope this helps!