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HOW IS EVENING PRIMROSE OIL BENEFICIAL FOR YOU ?

January 14 2021

HOW IS EVENING PRIMROSE OIL BENEFICIAL FOR YOU ?

HOW IS EVENING PRIMROSE OIL BENEFICIAL FOR YOU ?

Oenothera biennis also known as Evening Primrose grows in different parts of the world. Its name is derived from the fact that it has yellow flowers which blooms in the evening.
Let's have a look at some of the historical information related to this plant. Although being native to North and South America it can now be found throughout Europe and Asia as well. This is a biennial plant having many other names such as; fever plant, sun cups, evening star, sun drops, night willow herb and tree primrose. Back in the days Native Americans valued the mucilaginous stem and leaf juices as topic remedies for the treatment of various skin conditions, wound and bruise treatment. Internally, the leaf extract was used for sore throats.

Now let's see how this is beneficial for our health

Evening primrose oil shows its efficacy in the management of various conditions such as: atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, renal disease, gastrointestinal disorders. It is often used to treat conditions related to women's health including menopausal syndrome, breast pain, labour induction, cervical ripening and even for premenstrual syndrome.

The chemical components of this oil are very essential for the proper functioning of human body since they are precursors of compounds which leads to the generation of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids and 15-hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid (15-HETrE), these in turn helps to reduce any kind of inflammation in our body which might occur due to some underlying health conditions.

EPO directly affects the component EFAs on immune cells as well indirectly affecting the synthesis of eicosanoids so, dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can reduce the effects of highly unsaturated fatty acids in tissues which plays a major role in various inflammatory and immunologic pathogenesis.

It has been researched that the deficiency of these anti-inflammatory compounds in our body is the leading cause for development of certain conditions such as atopic dermatitis. Having all these properties makes this oil a potential candidate for PMS, gestational diabetes and cervical ripening, acne and eczema.

How does it help reduce acne?

In today's time almost everyone has breakouts and acne marks for which various products are available in the market. It can be overwhelming to choose the correct product for your skin. It might be good news for you to know that this oil helps to minimize acne on your skin, since it bears anti-inflammatory properties which reduces inflammation and the number of skin cells that cause lesions without making your skin dry.

EPO directly affects the component EFAs on immune cells as well indirectly affecting the synthesis of eicosanoids so, dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can reduce the effects of highly unsaturated fatty acids in tissues which plays a major role in various inflammatory and immunologic pathogenesis.

A very interesting study revealed the effectiveness of EPO in reducing elevated blood pressure and helps to keep our heart safe and healthy. Moreover, it tends to reduce the cholesterol levels in your body which proves its effectiveness to keep the heart in good condition.

Chemical Structure of GLA 

Apart from all these amazing health benefits, EPO is popularly used to maintain healthy skin. It helps to clear acne, hyperpigmentation, acne marks, eczema and helps in overall improvement of your skin.

So, where can you find this supplement?

To make things easier for us Alvizia Healthcare has a product ALENEVE these are oil capsules made up of 10% GLA.

Directions

Obtain the oil using the ALENEVE oil capsules. You can simply just prick the capsule and collect the oil in some container or bowl.
Then use a funnel to transfer two tablespoons each of evening primrose oil and argan oil followed by the addition of 8 drops of lemon essential, 5 drops of carrot seed essential and 8 drops of lavender essential into a 2 ounces amber colored glass bottle. Please be careful of shaking the bottle since it will lead to the generation of air bubbles that can make your oil rancid and not appropriate for use. This mixture is going to last for about 6 months. Store it in a cool and dry place!
You can apply this as a mask on your face and leave it on following by rinsing it off with some warm water or you can simply leave it on your face since it contains completely natural products so there is no need to get worried about the time period for which you can leave it on.
Many products after application can feel harsh on your face and make it extremely dry, but this will completely hydrate your skin along with making it brighter, smoother and spotless.
So, we have clearly seen the health benefits of EPO or Evening primrose oil and how to use this for your own benefit by looking at some of the scientifically researched information. More research is being conducted on this oil to prove its effectiveness in the treatment of various serious illnesses but it has not been validated yet.
It's astonishing to see the effects of such natural products in our body and how they can help to maintain our health in an effective manner.


This article is the sole opinion of the author and Alvizia Healthcare holds no responsibility for the content. *

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