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Borage; Medicinal uses

Borage contains GLA (gamma linoleic acid), and in higher doses than that of Evening Primrose oil; so borage tea is soothing for women"s mensual problems. Both leaves and flowers are rich in potassium and calcium and are therefore good blood purifiers and a tonic. Borage used in this wat also brings about the reduction of high blood pressure if used for several weeks. To make borage tea: add a small handful of fresh leaves tp 600ml/1 pint of boiling water, and simmer for 5 minutes. Borage oil has the same properties and is available from health food shops.

See 'Alternative Medicine'; 'Borage'; 'Borage, Culinary uses'; 'GLA'; 'Evening Primrose Oil'. To order seeds or plants see "Herbs" in our Mail Order section.

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