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Evening Primrose Oil

A fatty acid produced by the plant Oenothera

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Jun 28, 2011
Purported to help in reducing the pains of PMS and many take it for that reason alone. I was enticed into taking it more for beauty and allergic relief. Yeah, I was young and quite naive back then, LOL!

Well, it's still a reasonably good product for the ladies. It's now said to show promise against breast cancer! The best part is that this capsule is small and can be easily swallowed! I hate tablets and huge capsules! I quite like the ones from Efamol.

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Oenothera is a genus of about 125 species of annualbiennial and perennial herbaceous flowering plants, native to North and South America. It is the type genus of the family Onagraceae, the Evening Primrose Family. Common names include evening-primrosesuncups, and sundrops.

Young roots can be eaten like a vegetable (with a peppery flavor), or the shoots can be eaten as a salad. The whole plant was used to prepare an infusion with astringent and sedative properties. It was considered to be effective in healing asthmaticcoughs, gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and as a sedative pain-killer. Poultices containing O. biennis were at one time used to ease bruises and speed wound healing. One of the common names for Oenothera, "Kings cureall", reflects the wide range of healing powers ascribed to this plant, although it should be noted that its efficacy for these purposes has not been demonstrated in clinical trials.

The mature seeds contain approximately 7-10% gamma-linolenic acid, a fatty acid. The oil also contains around 70% linoleic acid.[14] The O. biennis seed oil is used to reduce the pains of premenstrual stress syndrome. Gamma-linolenic acid also shows promise against breast cancer.[15] Some side effects of using ...

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