Borago officinalis flower buds


Borago officinalis flowers


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


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


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