Evening primrose is a wildflower that belongs to the Onagraceae family of plants. The oil of this herbaceous plant offers amazing health benefits to consumers. The oil is present in the seeds and is high in GLA (gamma linolenic acid), LA (linoleic acid) and other essential fatty acids. GLA and LA are health promoting omega-6 fatty acids.
Evening primrose oil makes an effective home remedy for treating respiratory infections and an upset gastrointestinal tract. It helps reduce the symptoms such as itchiness and redness associated with certain skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It helps reduce the pain and inflammation of joints in arthritis patients. Moreover, the consumption of evening primrose oil is effective in conditions like asthma, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular problems especially high cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD, Raynaud’s disease, breast cysts and even breast cancer. The use of evening primrose oil is also beneficial for treating premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms.
You can also use a supplement that makes use of primrose oil in its formulation. Natures Aid Evening Primrose Oil 500mg is a popular brand on the market that contains omega-6 and gamma linolenic acid in its formulation. These essential fatty acids play a vital role in almost every part of your body including cardiovascular system, digestive system, immune system and nervous system. Including this supplement in your diet on a regular basis helps improve your immune system and boost your learning ability. Take 1-2 capsules per day with food up to a maximum of 12.