I’ve been asked a few times what the flower is at the top of each webpage and on the cards and magnets that I send out with DCI orders.
The answer is: Blue Borage Flower or Star Flower.
Why did I choose this particular flower? Well, other than it’s beauty, it is also a medicinal herb and highly nutritious food. Borage Oil is the highest known plant source of gammalinolenic acid (GLA), a potent natural anti-inflammatory. The seeds contain the highest concentration of GLA, up to 38 %. The GLA in borage seed oil can be converted to the prostaglandin precursor dihomo-gama-linolenic acid (DGLA) which can block the transformation of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes and other prostaglandins. It can also increase cAMP level which suppresses the synthesis of tumor necrosis factor-alpha – an inflammatory mediator linked to rheumatoid arthritis
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