Author(s): Archana Kumari, Kamal Jeet, Sanjay Kumar


DOI: 10.52711/0975-4385.2023.00046   

Address: Archana Kumari1, Kamal Jeet2, Sanjay Kumar3
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Career Point University, Hamirpur.
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Assistant Professor, Career Point University, Hamirpur.
3Department of Pharmacognosy, Associate Professor, Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2023

The plant Borage (Borago officinalis L.) family-Boraginaceae, also known as "starflower" is an annual herb originating in Syria, but naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America. Aims of the Review The purpose of this study is to provide comprehensive scientific information on the phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological activities of Borago officinalis L. The plant is reputed as hepatoprotective, gastrointestinal, respiratory anxiolytic, antispasmodic, antihypertensive, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic and is also considered useful to treat asthma, bronchitis, cramps, palpitations and kidney ailments. Borage oil has been reported to lower serum cholesterol, phospholipids and triglyceride levels and increases the levels of 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the plasma, liver, aorta and renal artery tissues and ? -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) obtained from Borago officinalis L. Dietary use of borage oil exhibited immuno -modulatory, cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activities. Borage has gained importance, due to the occurrence of high levels of g-linolenic acid in its seed oil. Flavonoids and phenolic compounds were the important essential oils in this plant and no have tannin. Borago officinalis extracts demonstrated excellent antioxidant properties and these effects were attributed to their phenolic constituents. Few studies examining Iron, Copper, Zinc and Manganese fertility in Borage have been conducted, but they are not specific to the medicinal use of this plant.

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Archana Kumari, Kamal Jeet, Sanjay Kumar. Phytochemistry, Ethnobotanical uses and Pharmacology of Borago officinalis Linn: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2023; 15(4):293-7. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2023.00046

Archana Kumari, Kamal Jeet, Sanjay Kumar. Phytochemistry, Ethnobotanical uses and Pharmacology of Borago officinalis Linn: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2023; 15(4):293-7. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2023.00046   Available on:

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