There are multiple health benefits one can get from taking borage flower as a herbal supplement. One of the most important nutrients in borage is essential fatty acids, something our body needs for good health. Essential fatty acids must be ingested from diet. An essential fatty acid deficiency can directly affect mood, internal inflammation and various cellular functions. In order for metabolic processes such as cardiovascular functions to work properly, they depend on the proper levels of essential fatty acids in the body. EFA’s also improve hair and nail growth and appearance. Specifically, borage has very high levels of GLA, gamma linolenic acid, an important essential fatty acid. Borage is often used to boost GLA deficiencies in children as well to ensure proper growth.
Borage flower is also packed with other healthy nutrients that are great for the body. Borage flower is a good herbal supplement for women because it contains high levels of calcium and iron, nutrients many women are deficient in. Potassium, Zinc, B and C vitamins, and beta carotene are packed into the borage plant making it very nutritional.
How to make Borage Flower Tea:
1 large tablespoons of Borage Flower
2 cups water
2 small pieces of Rock Sugar (Misri)
Juice of lemon/lime or 1/2 teaspoon of crushed dried lime.
Bring water to a boil in a kettle.
Take 1 tablespoon of borage flower and place it in a teapot.
Pour in the hot water and brew for 15 minutes on low heat.
Serve hot with rock candy, honey or lemon juice depending on your taste.