Borage is also known as starflower, is an annual Herb. Its scientific name is barrage officianalis.. It is cultivated for borage seed, from which oil is extracted. It grows up to height of 3.3 ft; flowers are white, pink or blue. Leaves are edible. It has been cultivated for culinary & medicinal uses. Borage is used either as a fresh vegetable or a dried herb. Borage has a cucumber like taste; flowers have sweet honey like taste. It is used in gastro intestinal, respiratory & cardiovascular disorders. It is also used as in companion planting.
Synonyms: Borage oil, Borage officinalis, GLA, Starflower oil,
Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Part Used: Seeds
Color: Pale Yellow
Viscosity: Clear in Viscosity.
Perfumery Note: Characteristic
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Refractive Density: 1.470-1.490
Optical rotation: -12ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° to +10ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° C
Borage oil is extracted through cold-pressed method from borage seeds. The type of extraction process ensures that no chemicals or unnatural substances are added to the oil, generating the purest variety of borage seed oil. The method involves crushing the seeds under high mechanical force and then getting the oil from the crushed seed.
Borage oil consist of Calcium, Potassium, It also contains common salt. GLA, Palmitic acid, Oleic acid, Linolic acid, Stearic acid, Erucic acid etc.
Borage oil can blends with other Carrier oil. Blending is done with 10 % of borage oil with other carrier oils.