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Evening Primrose Oil

Botanical Name: Oenothera biennis
Aroma: Sweet and light
Properties: Thin in consistency, medium yellow in color, slightly oily feel
Uses: Skin Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma

Evening primrose is another great source of organic oil. This herb is cultivated in the mild climatic conditions of North America, Europe and other parts of the world experiencing similar kind of weather. However, it is mainly grown in Canada and the United States. A distinctive feature about this aromatic plant is that, it blossoms throughout the summer season. But, unfortunately, its flowers last only for a day. They bloom during the sunshine and almost die by the time of sunset. It is owing to this reason that it is known as Evening Primrose. To know about the uses and health benefits of evening primrose oil, read on

The seeds of the herb evening Primrose are used to extract oil, which is widely used in the making of medicines and cosmetics. The oil is quite thin in consistency and leaves behind a slightly oily feel. It is usually yellowish in color. It is indeed a bit expensive, but is extremely beneficial in treating skin disorders such as Eczema. It has a very light and a bit sweet fragrance, which is mostly liked by people. Though, it can be used independently, nevertheless, by and large, it is used in combination with other carrier oils.

Evening primrose carrier oil contains adequate quantities of polysaturated omega-6 fatty acids ,essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are very vital for the smooth functioning of the body. It aids in regulating a number of functions in the body such as insulin utilization and proper functioning of heart. It also has a reasonable amount of linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and thus enables the body to combat cancer and heart disease. The oil is of great use in treating rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Evening Primrose oil has also proved to be effective in curing the chronic fatigue syndrome.


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