Not just a pretty decoration in your Pimms.
Cancer Prevention and Health Benefits of traditionally Consumed Borago officinalis Plants; This study showed that Borage may represent a high value plant for pleiotropic uses and support its consumption as a nutraceutical
Nowadays, healthy eating is increasing the demand of functional foods by societies as sources of bioactive products with healthy qualities. This study tested the safety of the consumption of Borago officinalis L. and its main phenolic components as well as the possibility of its use as a nutraceutical plant to help in cancer prevention
The study concluded that B. officinalis exerts DNA protection and anti-carcinogenic effects as do its component rosmarinic acid and the mixture of the main phenolics presented in the plant. In conclusion, the results showed that B. officinalis may represent a high value plant for pleiotropic uses and support its consumption as a nutraceutical plant.
Not just for the mint sauce to go with your lamb
Volatile oil from spearmint and peppermint applied externally shown to have antiemetic activity in patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/23390455/