Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose oil is used topically and as a supplement. It contains many essential fatty acids including one of the highest concentrations known of GLA or gamma-linolenic acid which is found in very few other plants. These acids are essential for cell structure and improvement of the elasticity of the skin, and help regulate hormones and improve nerve function aiding in problems ranging from PMS to migraine headaches. Deficiencies in these fatty acids have been implicated in many disorders, including asthma, migraines, inflammation, metabolic irregularities, diabetes, arthritis, hormone imbalances, and alcoholism. Evening Primrose oil has been used for-Acne, allergies, arteriosclerosis, asthma, cholesterol regulation, chronic headaches, diabetic nerve damage, dermatitis, eczema, hyperactivity in children, high cholesterol, impotence and female infertility, inflammation, lupus, multiple sclerosis, prostate health, psoriasis, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, rosacea, scleroderma, treat Alzheimer's-related memory deficiencies, and upset stomach. It nourishes nails, scalp, and hair. Prevents alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Relieves the discomforts of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menstruation, menopause, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breasts. Minimizes premenstrual breast tenderness, irritable bowel flare-ups, and carbohydrate cravings, and helps to control endometriosis-associated inflammation. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not use this herb.