Borage

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Borraja; Bourrache.

Pharmacopoeias.

Fr. includes monographs for flowers and flowering tops.

💊 Profile

The aerial parts of borage Borago officinalis (Boraginaceae), have been used in herbal medicine as a demulcent and emollient. However, it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids that may be toxic and internal use is not recommended. Borage seeds are the source of borage oil (below), which is used as a source of gamolenic acid.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Chile: Dexol. Multi-ingredient: Chile: Celltech Gold; Ital.: Sclerovis H; Mex.: Aveendix; NZ: Mr Nits.
Published January 22, 2019.