Baies Roses, also commonly referred to as ‘pink peppercorn’ can be used in perfumery and food flavouring. Baies roses have a mild and sweet flavour and often serve ornamental purposes although they can develop a subtle flavour in food that has few other spices.
The seed oil from Echium plantagineum contains high levels of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA), making it valuable in cosmetic and skin care applications, with further potential as a functional food, as an alternative to fish oils.
A well known spice, ginger has proven to be as effective as dramamine in reducing nausea and motion sickness. Ginger is a known diaphoretic, meaning it can cause one to sweat. It is also carminative which means it can help break up intestinal gas. It has been used as a remedy for congestion and is often used as an adjunct to other remedies for general tonic or stimulant purposes.
Borage oil is the highest known plant based source of gamma-linolenic acid. This oil helps to regulate the hormonal systems and lowers blood pressure. It is used both internally and externally with a number of health benefits. It also contains palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, eicosenoic acid, erucic acid and nervonic acid.
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