Borago officinalis flower buds



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Borago officinalis flowers



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Common name:- Starflower.

The seed oil is desired as source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), for which borage is the highest known plant-based source 17to 28%

Medicinal uses:-

Borage flower and leaves are used for fever, cough, and depression.

Borago officinalis is used in hyperactive gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, such as gastrointestinal (colic, cramps, diarrhea),asthma, bronchitis, cardiovascular, , urinary disorders.

Borago officinalis flowers



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Medicinal uses:-

Borage seed oil is used for skin disorders including:-

  1. Eczema
  2. Seborrheic dermatitis
  3. Neurodermatitis.

It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis,Diabetes,Stress,Acute respiratory distress syndrome.

It is used for preventing heart disease and stroke.

Borago officinalis flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     (unplaced)
Family:     Boraginaceae
Genus:     Borago
Species:     B. officinalis
Binomial name
Borago officinalis