Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis
By Udo Schröter [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Medicinal Garden information:
For treatment of atopic dermatitis (a chronic red, raised itchy rash).
Primrose oil for atopic dermatitis; contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be EPO’s active ingredient.Reference link
May decrease some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Orally, evening primrose oil is used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), mastalgia, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) found in evening primrose seems to be responsible for its anti-inflammatory effects.Reference link
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