Nutrition Made Simple


February 02 2021



What is Evening primrose oil?

Derived from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America and Europe, evening primrose oil (EPO) has a long history of benefits with amples number of uses including, treatment of

  • Skin conditions

  • Bruises

  • Haemorrhoids

  • digestive problems

  • sore throats etc.

One of the active and major component of evening primrose oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is mainly responsible for offering it a number of healing benefits.

In this articles, you will find some interesting benefits of evening primrose oil:

Clears skin

The GLA present in evening primrose oil helps in clearing acne by subsiding skin inflammation and therefore reducing the number of skin cells that cause lesions. Also, it may as well assist in retaining moisture in the skin and keeping it hydrated.

Helps in alleviating eczema

Eczema, is a skin condition that involves red, swollen, itchy skin, which are sometimes caused by allergies. In some countries and the US, evening primrose oil has been approved to treat eczema and reducing the inflammation.

Improving overall skin health

Not only does evening primrose oil helps in getting rid of acne and inflammation, it improves the overall quality of the skin. In study done in 2005, it was found that oral supplementation of EPO helps smoothen the skin and improve its:

  • elasticity

  • moisture

  • firmness

  • fatigue resistance

This is due to the presence of GLA, which is the main ingredient in improving the skin structure and function. You can try Alvizia's evening primrose oil, containing all the essential ingredients in improving and clearing your overall skin.

Allaying PMS symptoms

According to an older evening primrose oil is very effective in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that includes: depression, irritability and bloating.
Some researchers believe some women experience PMS due to their sensitivity to normal prolactin levels within the body. GLA present, converts to a substance within the body (prostaglandin E1) that is thought to aid in preventing prolactin from triggering PMS.

Relieves breast pain

One of the most significant benefit of evening primrose oil is reducing the premenstrual symptoms or breast pain. The pain from these symptoms can sometimes interfere with your day to day work such that the use of evening primrose oil comes into the picture where it lowers the inflammation and inhibits prostaglandins that leads to cyclical breast pain.

Reduces menopause symptoms

Hot flashes, which is a common symptom or a side effect experienced by women during menopause, can be quite uncomfortable. Evening primrose oil is known to ease the pain and severity of these symptoms.

Boosts the heart health

Heart disease are the leading cause of death. Evening primrose oil, has many natural benefits and improving the health of your heart is one of them. It heals lower the blood cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.

Lessens the nerve pain

Peripheral neuropathy may be a common side effect of diabetes and other conditions. According to a research it has been shown that omega-6 fatty acid helps lessen the neuropathy symptoms, including hot and cold sensitivity, numbness, tingling and weakness.

Eases bone pain

Bone pain is usually associated with atrophic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis which is a chronic inflammatory disorder. This is with the help of GLA in evening primrose oil that reduces the arthritis pain without any side effects.

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