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Borage / Starflower Products

Borage / Starflower Products

Starflower is a pretty flowering herb that is also known as "Borage" or "Bee Plant" because its vibrant blue/purple star shaped flower attract the bees throughout the summer. It is native to the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and the wild highlands of Eastern Europe where it has been cultivated for thousands of years for its culinary and medicinal uses.

The oil (known as Borage or Starflower oil) is commonly extracted from the seeds, and is rich in the essential fatty acid γ-linolenic acid (GLA). Linolenic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that plays a vital role in the restoration of joint health, immunity and healthy skin. This is an incredibly popular supplement for women due to its role as a hormone regulator, which may benefit conditions such as PMS and the menopause.

Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer Borage Leaf Tea - a refreshing and uplifting herbal tea that can be consumed to promote general well-being. You can also choose Starflower Oil Capsules from our range of guest brands.

Quality Borage Leaf Tea 50g
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Latin Name: Borago officinalis

  • Long history of traditional use
  • Cooling and refreshing, uplifting herbal tea with a mild cucumber like taste
  • Do not exceed 2 cups per day - excessive consumption of Borage Leaf can lead to toxicity in the liver
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
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Borage Leaf Tea (Starflower) 50g from Indigo Herbs is derived from the highest quality Borage leaves. Also known as the Starflower, Borage has a long history of traditional use for its soothing and relaxing properties. This refreshing and uplifting herbal tea has a mild, cucumber like taste and can be consumed hot or cold, or as an iced tea. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tea. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Starflower

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Infuse the Borage Leaf Tea in boiling water. Use 1 cup of boiling water per person. Let the tea brew for 5 - 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy.

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Take 1-2 teaspoons of the herb per cup of boiling hot water. Do not exceed 2 cups of Borage Leaf Tea per day. 

Borage Leaf Tea is made from the very best examples of Borage leaves dried and cut for loose leaf tea. This process is generally a simple one where the leaves are harvested and selected for quality before they are dried in shade. When nearly all of the moisture has evaporated from the leaves there is another selection process before they are cut to size for loose leaf tea. The Borage Leaf Tea is then tested for foreign chemical profiles before being made ready for shipment. 

Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Excessive consumption of this tea is not recommended as it can be damaging to the liver - up to 2 cups per day.

Higher Nature Starflower Oil (30 Capsules)
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  • Starflower (borage oil) has the highest level GLA of any plant
  • Provides a very high dosage - 220mg of GLA from just one capsule
  • GLA is an omega 6 oil converted from linoleic acid
  • Not suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans
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Higher Nature Starflower Oil (30 Capsules) Women's hormonal issues can often be troublesome, for different reasons, throughout their lives. Our Starflower Oil, from borage, is high strength with 220 mg per capsule and is great to take throughout the whole month. GLA is an essential omega 6 fatty acid and the richest plant source is from borage oil rather than evening primrose oil. Our Starflower Oil provides 220 mg per capsule. Great for women to take alongside True Food Wise Woman, PreMenstrual Complex or Menophase.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

One capsule typically provides: 1000mg Starflower Oil (cold pressed) providing 220mg of Omega 6 GLA. Encapsulated with these natural ingredients: Gelatine, glycerine, mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E). - No added: Sugar, salt, starch, wheat, gluten, maize/corn, yeast, lactose, dairy products, artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings.
Solgar Super Starflower Oil 1300 mg (60 Softgels)
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  • Provides 300 mg GLA
  • Natural source of essential omega-6 fatty acid
  • Cold pressed oil
  • Grown without the use of herbicides and pesticides
  • Easy to swallow softgels
  • 1 softgel daily
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Solgar Super Starflower Oil 1300 mg (60 Softgels)

Solgar Super Starflower Oil 1300 mg is a rich source of essential fatty acids, providing 300 mg of GLA.

Starflower oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the starflower plant and is a rich source of fatty acids. Fatty acids are lipids, the general term for dietary fat. The body can make several fatty acids, however, those it cannot make in adequate amounts must be obtained through the diet (essential fatty acids).

Solgar Super Starflower Oil 1300 mg provides 300 mg of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), as well as the unsaturated fatty acids Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid. Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. A typical diet often lacks good sources of GLA.

Taking 1 softgel a day of Solgar Super Starflower Oil 1300 mg will help meet the requirements for unsaturated fatty acids to support daily well-being. All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health.

Starflower Oil (cold-pressed) Providing: Linoleic Acid, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Softgel Capsule Shell: (gelatin (from bovine), vegetable glycerin (from palm oil)), water.
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