Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis)

health benefits of evening primroseEvening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) is a common medicinal plant known also as Fever plant, Night willow-herb, Scurvish, Scabish, and others. This plant can be found throughout the North America, it is about 4-5 tall and has beautiful sunny yellow flowers. Evening primrose has been widely used by American indigenous population, and centuries ago it became common to extract essential oil from this plant. Nowadays, evening primrose oil plays an important role in aromatherapy and can be used to treat a great deal of health conditions and illnesses.

Evening primrose is very often becoming a subject of scientific researches and studies. This plant is highly valued due to a high content of GLA, a fatty acid, and numerous health benefits of evening primrose are attributed exactly to the high concentrations of GLA fatty acid. Only quite few plants contain this fatty acid, that makes this medicinal herb quite unique and really valuable. In addition to primrose oil, infusions and ointments are among the most common herbal preparations with this medicinal plant. Below, there’s a list of the most common applications of all those natural remedies with evening primrose:

  • evening primrose oilHistorically, evening primrose oil can be used to treat various symptoms of common cold.
  • Anti-inflammatory health benefits of evening primrose are known to help reducing the symptoms of  respiratory system inflammations and the inflammations like arthritis and so on.
  • It can bring relieve to those who suffer from asthma.
  • This medicinal plant can help improve our skin health and relieve itching, swelling, acne, dermatitis, dry skin, skin rushes and numerous other problems.
  • Health benefits of evening primrose can work to regulate cholesterol levels and promote weight loss.
  • This medicinal plant is believed to alleviate the condition of those who suffer from type 2 diabetes and prevent possible complications including lupus, problems with blood circulation, etc.
  • It was found out that using herbal remedies with evening primrose can assist in lowering the risks of cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis and others.
  • Evening primrose plant is known for reducing the most common symptoms of PMS, including irritability, bloating, anxiety, depression and so on.
  • Those women who suffer from breast pains (known also as mastalgia) can try using this natural solution for reducing pains and swelling by simple massaging evening primrose oil into the most affected areas.
  • Regular consumption of this herbal remedy is believed to improve prostate health.
  • Herbal tea with this plant can be recommended to those who suffer from chronic headaches.
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