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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
2Octanal 4.4
3Benzaldehyde 4.9
4Decanal 3.4
5Hexanol 2.2
6(E)-2-Hexenol 2.3
7Methyl Eugenol 2.9
8(E)-Beta-Damascone 2.0
9Carvacrol 2.0
10Eugenol 1.7
11Hexanal 1.3
12Linalool 1.8
13Alpha-Thujene 1.1
14Undecanal 1.5
15Geraniol 0.4
16Nonanol 0.9
17(E)-Beta-Ionone 0.7
18Phenol 0.8
19Beta-Caryophyllene 0.8

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