Herbalists have been aware of the benefits of borage oil since as early as the 1600s when Europeans blended borage leaves and flowers into a wine that was reputed to relieve boredom and dispel sadness. I prefer to call it a vintage herb, but no matter which adjective you use, it’s one plant that’s still very useful.
There are many over-the-counter creams and ointments for pain relief, so why should you use medicinal oils? Other than the fact that they work as promised, the main reason medicated oils are preferable is that they are safe to use. Drugstore remedies can be dangerous. The FDA has warned consumers about several popular products that cause chemical burns.
Oil pulling is part of the Ayurvedic tradition of holistic medicine. Basically, you gargle with oil three times a day. It’s called pulling because you need to pull it through your teeth. There are a few theories on the way that oil pulling works. Some say that the movement massages and stimulates the sublingual muscles to excrete toxins stored up in the body. Others say that the production of saliva is the catalyst for the body to excrete toxins.
When you think of breast health most likely your mind goes to breast cancer, but like any other part of the body, there are multiple diseases associated with the breast. Breasts can develop infections such as mastitis, hard lumps, and fluid filled cysts. Thankfully, there’s a medicinal oil that’s been used successfully for generations to keep breasts healthy – poke root oil.