Evening primrose is a plant that grows throughout Europe and parts of Asia. It is native to North and South America. It is sometimes called, “the night willow-herb.” It is hailed as a remedy for everything from hair loss to acne. The flowers are yellow and open at sunset and close during the day. The oil is derived from the seeds. The oil is an extremely rich source of the Omega 6 essential fatty acids. This is normally taken as a supplement or applied topically. It contains a wide range of health benefits. Here are some of them:
ACNE - The Gamma-Linolenic Acid - GLA helps remove acne by clearing inflammation. At the same time it helps the skin retain its moisture. Good news ladies.
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome revealing itself through bloating, depression and irritability is greatly helped using evening primrose. Some studies have shown that some women experience PMS because they are sensitive to normal prolactin levels in the body. GLA converts to a substance in the body-prostaglandin E1 - which is believed to prevent the triggering of prolactin. Good news again ladies.
BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART HEALTH - This oil is an anti-inflammatory agent and helps reduce blood cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
COOLS NIGHT SWEATS - Hormone-related sweats and hot flashes are the worst. In a 2013 study, menopausal women who took EPO supplements daily for a period of 6 weeks, reported fewer hot flashes, and those they had were less fiery. In fact, they also reported better social interactions and lovemaking.
NERVE PAIN - Conditions as diabetes often comes with an unhealthy amount of nerve pain, tingling and weakness. The good news. The GLA in the oil is great for soothing pain.
So, supplementing with EPO would be a great asset to your health regimen.