AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Borago officinalis essential oil
Plant Name
: Starflower
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Seed



Other Details

The oil was used for flavouring the food.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Ratz-Łyko, Anna, et al. "Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Oenothera biennis, Borago officinalis, and Nigella sativa seedcake extracts." Food science and biotechnology 23.4 (2014): 1029-1036.

2. Wettasinghe, Mahinda, and Fereidoon Shahidi. "Antioxidant and free radical-scavenging properties of ethanolic extracts of defatted borage (Borago officinalis L.) seeds." Food chemistry 67.4 (1999): 399-414.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E,E)-2,4-Decadienal 43.4
2(Z)-3-Hexenol 13.3
3Heptanal Acid 8.4
4Alpha-Pinene 7.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-2-Hexenal 7.1
2Benzaldehyde 4.9
3Octanal 4.4
4Decanal 3.4
5Carvacrol 2.0
6Hexanol 2.2
7(E)-2-Hexenol 2.3
8Methyl Eugenol 2.9
9(E)-Beta-Damascone 2.0
10Alpha-Thujene 1.1
11Undecanal 1.5
12Eugenol 1.7
13Hexanal 1.3
14Linalool 1.8
15Phenol 0.8
16Beta-Caryophyllene 0.8
17Geraniol 0.4
18Nonanol 0.9
19(E)-Beta-Ionone 0.7

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