What are borage oil pills?


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Borage seed oil is a medicinal oil used in the treatment of skin disorders and other diseases; it is also available in capsule form. It is extracted from the seed of the borage plant. Borage seed oil is used to remedy eczema, sebhorreic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis, according to WebMD.

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Borage seed oil is also used in the treatment of arthritis, premenstrual syndrome, attention deficit disorder, alcoholism and general inflammation. Borage oil contains an anti-inflammatory fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid. It is the high level of gamma-linolenic acid that makes this oil effective in alleviating pain and swelling, according to Whole Health Chicago. Borage oil is used topically to treat skin disorders.

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