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

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