Borago officinalis – borage

Borago officinalis

Borago officinalis, known as borage and starflower. It is an annual herb plant from the family Boraginaceae. Borago officinalis is native to the Mediterranean region. Plant is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. The leaves of borage are edible. The plant is cultivated commercially for borage seed oil extracted from seeds.

Borago officinalis seeds contain up to 38%  oil, of which up to 28% is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), probably the richest plant based source of GLA. Borago officinalis seeds oil is used in dietary supplements and therapeutic products.

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