The chemical composition, botanical characteristic and biological activities of Borago officinalis: a review

Asadi-Samani, M. and Bahmani, M. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. (2014) The chemical composition, botanical characteristic and biological activities of Borago officinalis: a review. ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE, 7 (1). S22-S28.

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Abstract

Borage Borago officinalis) is an annual herb which is cultivated for medicinal and culinary uses, although it is commercially cultivated for borage seed oil. Borage seed oil is the plant rich in the gamma linolenic acid (26%-38%) which is used as dietary or food supplement. Other than seed oil it contains a lot of fatty acids such as linoleic acid (35%-38%), oleic acid (16%-20%), palmitic acid (10%-11%). stearic acid (3.5%-4.5%), eicosenoic acid (3.5%-5.5%) and erucic acid (1.5%-3.5%). It is used for the treatment of various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis and eczema. In this study different aspects of borage such as plant characteristics, production, applications in traditional medicine, clinical considerations, its effects on patients' blood and urine biochemistry, and also the effect of the its products on liver and kidney performance tests are presented using published articles in scientific sites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Borage; Botanical characteristics; Pharmacognosy; Antioxidants; Linolenic acid
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017 08:45
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2065

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