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Borago

 

a genus of plants of the family Boraginaceae. The plants are annual or perennial grasses. Their entire leaves have the fragrance of cucumbers. The blue, pink, or white flowers are in cymose-panicled inflorescences. There are two or three species, distributed in the Mediterranean region, the temperate zone in Europe, and western Asia. One species, the blue-flowered borage (Borago officinalis), grows in the USSR, in the European part, the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and Western Siberia. The plant, an annual measuring 15–70 cm high, occasionally grows as a weed in gardens, near dwellings, and in refuse heaps. It is primarily cultivated in Western Europe as a vegetable crop, a bee plant, and a decorative plant. The young leaves are used in salads. The grass and the flowers contain a mucilage and are used as a coating and softening agent.

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Atacama desert blossoms find their way to Borago. So do sea figs and sea strawberries, beach chard, rock clover, and hundreds of seaweed varieties washed up by the surf.
Moreover Borago officinalis has shown nil to non-significant bacterial growth inhibition activity in addition with cytotoxicity effect.
Khajehpour, 2007.Effects of salinity on Na, K and Ca contents of borage (Borago officinalis L.) and echium (Echium amoenum Fisch.
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Previously, GLA is commercially produced from the seeds of Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis), Borage (Borago officinalis), and Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) [4].
En plantas de borraja (Borago officinalis L.) tambien se ha comprobado el efecto benefico del te de compost (Ezz ElDin y Hendawy, 2010), al igual que en nabo (.Brassica rapa L.), donde este incrementa el contenido de carbohidratos (El-Sherbeny et al., 2012).
Borago. (Antes Corago, de Cor, el corazon, y ago, afectar, porque lo conforta).
It's got the familiar feel of a commercial lube--it's thin, viscous and comes in an unassuming white-and-purple tube--so no one will ever be the wiser about its fancy-schmancy ingredients, like "organic borago officinalis seed oil" (blosson-organics.com).
These volunteers were divided (by previous statistical randomization using the method of numerical drawing) into three treatment groups of 15 individuals each and were treated with the following regimens for 90 consecutive days: Group 1: 300 mg/day of LM (Tetralysal, Galderma do Brasil Ltda., Ortolandia/SP, Brazil); Group 2: 540 mg of [gamma]-linolenic acid, 1,200 mg of linoleic acid, and 510 mg of oleic acid per day (Tiliv L, borage seed oil (Borago officinalis), Arese Pharma Ltda., Valinhos/SP, Brazil); and Group 3: the combination of the treatments used for Groups 1 and 2.
(12) Another study looked at the effects of oral feeding of GLA from Borago officinalis to mice with MS and found protection from disease relapse.