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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

What is Evening Primrose?

Originally, Evening Primrose was used by Native Americans to make poultices and heal wounds. It was also traditionally eaten and used as a leaf vegetable. Nowadays evening primrose is mainly used for the production of its oil, which has a range of therapeutic properties.

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Aroma

Sweet and nutty

Plant Properties

Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, analgesic, antiviral, astringent

Benefits

Eczema, psoriasis, acne,rheumatoid arthritis, weak bones (osteoporosis), Raynaud’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, dyspraxia, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); asthma; nerve damage related to diabetes, neurodermatitis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), weight loss, whooping cough, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease, pre-eclampsia, PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms

Blend with:

Sandalwood, rosewood, and ylang ylang oils

News

Evening Primrose Once Again in the Spotlight

Evening Primrose Topically Applied to Eczema