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Evening Primrose Oil

What is evening primrose oil?

Evening primrose oil, often referred to as EPO is a wild, yellow flowering plant (Oenothera biennis) that is native to eastern and central North America. The seeds of the plant are cold pressed and have been used for thousands of years for their many health purposes, in particular women’s health. It is often heralded as one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world.

Evening Primrose Oil contains high quantities of the essential fatty acid omega- 6, also known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), required by the body for numerous vital functions. It also includes a number of Vitamins, including vitamin C (ascorbic acid) fibre and minerals, such as potassium, manganese, copper, boron, iron, ammonia, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus.

What can Evening Primrose Oil be used for?

Evening Primrose Oil is used to treat a variety of medical conditions owing to its many benefits. It is a very safe, multipurpose and an effective natural supplement, which can be taken orally. Evening Primrose Oil can be used to treat a wide range of human ailments, typically these include:

  • Breast Pain – can help alleviate breast pain 
  • Skin conditions - can help treat some symptoms of skin conditions, by helping to relieve itchiness and redness caused by dermatitis and eczema. In addition to this it can help promote normal, healthy skin.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause – may help relieve the discomfort of PMS, menstruation, endometriosis and menopausal symptoms 
  • Heart disease and heart health 
  • Hot flushes 
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • High cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis - may help reduce joint pain, joint mobility and morning stiffness
  • Weight loss – Evening Primrose Oil may help to boost metabolism for weight management 
  • Pregnancy – can be used before conceiving, during and after pregnancy 
  • ADHD – may reduce hyperactivity by providing essential fatty acids vital for brain function
  • Diabetes 
  • Asthma 
  • Multiple sclerosis

Evening Primrose Oil is most commonly available in tablet, capsules, oils, it can also be applied topically as a lotion or cream, in addition to this it is used in soaps and cosmetics, for a range of Evening Primrose Oil products and supplements be sure to browse The Health Bay.

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