Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis
Constituents: Linoleic acid (Ω6) and Gamma-linolenic acid.
Actions: Nutritive, Anti-spasmodic, Vulnerary, Anticoagulant, Demulcent.
Omega 6 is converted to PGE1, which controls nerve impulses, brain function Regulates immune system Lowers cholesterol.
Increases insulin function, fat burning and inflammation.
Gastric irritation, intestinal spasm (tincture).
Poultice for wounds, skin infections, eczema.
Thrombosis, high blood pressure, makes blood vessels more flexible.
Prevention from heart attack.
Energetics: Cooling, Sweet, and Nourishing.
Oil from seeds, 2-6g daily.