The Borage, in addition to being an excellent vegetable, also stands out for its rich in essential fatty acids (AGE). Those are essential in the metabolism because they are considered necessary for proper production of precursors of hormones capable of regulating many functions of our body and the proper functioning of the cells of the body or brain.
Borage oil contains essential omega-6. Among these, mainly between 36-38% of linoleic acid and 18-25% of gamma-linolenic acid (AGL). The first is easier to get since you can get a variety of plant sources like nuts, which are plant foods that have more, avocados, soybean oil, sunflower, corn, almonds, peanuts, etc. The second type of essential oil does not appear in significant amounts in any food except that it is in the borage oil, or seed of Onagra of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum).
The Borage is rich in vitamins, minerals, with little calories and zero cholesterol, is a plant with medicinal properties since ancient cited by multiple authors: Hippocrates, Galen, Dioscorides, and so on. Linnaeus named in the work of a plant shop. Among its traditional uses are cited as the laxative, diuretic, emollient, antispasmodic, sudorific, cleansing and stimulating.
Among the most important constituent of this plant are a significant amount of provitamin A and Vitamin C (100 grams will cover more than half the recommended intake of vitamin), and mineral salts, potassium nitrate is the most abundant and the main activity of its diuretic, cardiac tonic and sudorific. It also contains mucilage that confers emollient properties, anti-inflammatory which is used to treat infections of the upper respiratory tract.
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