Mountain Rose Herbs

Borage Seed Oil

Botanical Name
Borago officinalis

Origin
China

Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and unrefined

Suggested use
Food and cosmetic use

Kosher Certified
Yes

A high GLA borage oil made from organic cold pressed seeds with a nice deep color, and pleasant taste. No other carriers or oils are included! A prized oil for its abundant dietary, health, cosmetic, and medicinal benefits. This particular oil should be kept refrigerated and away from natural and artificial lighting. Borage seed oil is known to be beneficial for both topical and internal applications. Borage seed oil has the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) naturally found, higher than in any other plant source! To use borage seed oil in your food preparations, mix it into the meal just before serving. This oil should not be heated, and must be used cold to take full advantage of its health benefits. For cosmetic applications, either apply directly, or add to your recipe after all heating has taken place.

Typical Analysis
Color- Yellow with a very faint green hue
Odor- Characteristic
Acid Value- 2.1
Peroxide Value- 1.4
Non-Saponifiables- 0.78%
Saponification Value- 190.6
Specific Gravity- 0.917
pH- 4.26

Fatty Acids
Docosenoic- 2.2%
Icosenoic- 3.8%
Gamma Linolenic- 20.1%
Linoleic- 38.8%
Oleic- 17.9%
Palmitic- 10%
Stearic- 3.6%

Precautions
If you are currently on medication, speak to your healthcare provider before using borage seed oil, as potential interactions or side effects may occur. Borage seed oil should be avoided during pregnancy and nursing, as potential risks are unknown at this time. Borage Seed Oil should not be used in high doses or over a longer period of time without prior approval by a healthcare provider. This oil may cause loose stools, and possibly minor stomach complaints.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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