Borage Oil


💊 Chemical information

Boraginis Oleum; Borago officinalis oleum; Borraja, aceite de; Bourrache, huile de; Brutnákový olej; Gurkörtolja; Purasruohoöljy; Starflower Oil; Vaistiniu agurkliu aliejus.


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Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Borage (Starflower) Oil, Refined; Refined Borage Oil BP 2008). The fatty oil obtained from seeds of Borago officinalis by extraction and/or expression. It is then refined. A suitable antoxidant may be added. A clear, light yellow or yellow liquid. Relative density about 0.921. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol; miscible with petroleum spirit. Store in wellfilled, airtight containers under an inert gas. Protect from light. The BP 2008 gives Refined Starflower Oil as an approved synonym.

💊 Profile

Borage oil is a source of essential fatty acids, principally gamolenic acid. It is included in dietary supplements, often in combination with fish oils or other sources of omega-3 fatty acids.


For the effects of borage oil on eczema, see under Gamolenic Acid.

Rheumatoid arthritis.

For the use of borage oil as a source of gamolenic acid for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, see under Gamolenic Acid.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Braz.: Tiliv L; Fr.: Gamatol†; Omegaline; Malaysia: Primolin GLA MAX†; Pol.: Biogal†; Neoglandyna; Switz.: Boracaps; UK: Floresse. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Ureadin Facial; Braz.: Borag; Gamaline-V; Livten Vit; Canad.: Primanol Borage Oil; Chile: Pruriced; Ureadin Facial; Fr.: Effadiane relipidantes; Elteans; Omegaline Solaire; Phytophanere; Phytosolaire; Pruriced; Topialyse; Topialyse Fluide; Topialyse Plus; Ital.: To p i a lyse; Pol.: Dehalid†; Port.: Antiestrias; Bioclin Sebo Care†; Hidratante VV; Nutraisdin; Rilastil Dermo Solar; Ureadin Facial; UK: Arheumacare.
Published January 23, 2019.