Commended for its various health benefits, starflower oil is rich in fatty linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which produce an anti-inflammatory effect among other benefits. Holland & Barrett provide both starflower capsules and starflower oil.

What is starflower oil?

Starflower oil originates from the borago officinalis and is an effective source of nutrition. It is produced through the extraction method and derives from the seed of the starflower plant. The starflower plant possesses a blue flower and commonly grows in North America and Europe. Today, starflower oil is celebrated for its healing properties and is frequently used by women for health purposes.

The starflower plant is a concentrated source of GLA, which means that its capsules are an excellent nutritious supplement. Starflower oil is commonly used for the treatment and relief of menstrual cramps, mood swings, PMS and menopausal symptoms.


Research studies have demonstrated that certain aspects of the starflower offer health benefits. Starflower oil contains omega 6 fatty acids, which are essential for health and wellness but cannot be formed by the body. Fatty acids such as EPA/DHA contribute to the regular functioning of the heart and help to maintain normal blood pressure.

Here at Holland & Barrett our starflower-based products include:

  • Holland & Barrett Evening Primrose Oil and Starflower Oil Capsules 1000mg
  • Holland & Barrett Starflower Oil Capsules 1000mg
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