Borage seed oil

Unknown / Multiple | Borage seed oil (Medication)


The plant Borago officinalis is the source of borage seed oil, one of the few food sources of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid. Unlike the more prevalent omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid, GLA does not promote inflammation in the body, and in fact, decreases inflammation. Research indicates that GLA from borage seed oil is beneficial for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Borage seed oil has been used as well as certain skin conditions (e. g. , atopic dermatitis), and inflammation of the lungs/breathing passages. It has also been used for symptoms of menopausal disorders. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. ...

Side Effect:

Side effects are rare, but they may include:include gas, belching, and constipation or diarrhea; it may increase the risk of abnormal bleeding; liver toxicity. ...


If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product:liver conditions. Borage oil may contain chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids. These chemicals may cause organ (e. g. , liver) damage.

Borage oil is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. ...