Borage seed oil

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Borage seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago officinalis (borage). It is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory, for treating arthritis, as well as certain skin conditions (e.g. atopic dermatitis) and respiratory inflammation.[1] It has one of the highest amounts of gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6) of seed oils - higher than blackcurrant seed oil or evening primrose oil, to which it is considered similar. GLA makes up around 24% of the oil typically. A specific extraction process may offer purified products with 50%+ GLA content. [2]


  1. "Borage Seed Oil". from the Medicine Net Web site
  2. "Borage Oil". Index Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved on 2006-10-09.


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