Borage Oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago Officinalis (Borage) plant, also know as a starflower. It is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean that has been naturalized in many regions.
Constituents & Specifications :
Almond oil has various chemical compounds that include benzaldehyde, leucine, valine, phenylalanine, lysine, arginine and hydrocyanic (prussic acid) etc.
Almitoleic Acid (C16:1) : max 0.5%
Linoleic Acid (C18:2) : 34-45%
Arachic Acid (C20) : max. 1%,
Gadoleic Acid (C20:1) : 2-6%,
Behenic Acid (C22) : max. 0.5% ,
Nervonic Acid (C24:1) : max. 3%,,
Iodine Value : 130-150,
Palmitic Acid (C16) : 9-14%,
Succinic Acid : 3-5%,
Density (25°C) : 0.918-0.928,
Oleic Acid (C18:1) : 14-20%,
Linolenic Acid (C18:3) : 18-25%,
Erucic Acid (C22:1) : max. 5%
Refractive Index (40° C ) : 1.474-1.479
Saponification Value : 184-194
It contains high amount of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) of various seed oils. The GLA has the quality of converting into the precursors of a variety of prostaglandins and leukotrienes
Benefits & Uses :
It is used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopausal symptoms.
Known for anti-inflammatory properties
It is also used while treating gum disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.