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Does anyone know if this is OK for O's, please?


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'Starflower', Borage {Borago officinalis - Boraginaceae}

Starflower Oil is another common name for Borage Oil, which is at best is a Neutral {Avoid for O nonnies}.

For the GLA you are better off with Evening Primrose due to the processing method involved. {Also a person doesn't really need that much GLA - so does it really matter that its got more [my opinion]}.


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Hey kipperkid,

starflower oil or borage seed oil is:

O group
Sec neutral, Nonsec avoid.

A group
Neutral for both

B group
Avoid for both

AB group
Neutral for both

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Quoted from kipperkid
...As regards Evening Primrose oil, typebase shows that as an avoid for O's, in which case Starflower is better if it is neutral.......

It is also known as Echium Oil {the older/alternate binomial for the genus Borago}

It used to be that Black Currant Oil and Borage Oil were produced by a solvent extraction, rather than the Evening Primrose which was pressed. So even if B.C. oil had GLA, after solvent processing I'd wager notta. But yes between hows/whyfors and BTs its hard to keep everything straight.
However, both Borage and Primrose can be found/harvested readily...the flower buds are excellent, even the leaves....



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As follows is what's enlisted in TYPEBase4 on borage oil:
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?71

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