Evening Primrose Oil – Organic
- Distillation Method: Cold Pressed, Lightly Refined
- Country of Origin: China
- Plant Part: Seed
- Latin Name: Oenothera biennis
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: Evening Primrose oil is a wonderful addition to your carrier oil blends. It is used to support inflammatory skin conditions and helps deter premature skin aging. Evening Primrose oil contains one of the highest amounts of gamma linolenic acid, an omega‑6 essential fatty acid, of any plant.
Omega‑6s are very helpful in reducing inflammation. It repairs sun damaged skin, conditions skin, hair and nails, and helps relieve PMS. This cold‑pressed, lightly refined oil can be ingested to supplement GLA in the diet.
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|CHEMISTRY Fatty acid content:||Linoleic acid ~65.-73.9% Gamma linolenic acid ~8.5-11.5% Oleic acid ~6.3% Palmitoleic acid ~6.1%|
About The Plant
The evening primrose is a tall, spiky plant that blooms only in the evening, hence its common name.
About The Oil
Evening primrose oil is rich in fatty acids, in particular, GLA. The GLA found in Evening Primrose oil is biologically important as it affects much of the enzyme activity in the body. Every process that takes place in the body is triggered by the action of various enzymes, including the production of prostaglandins. These hormone‑like substances regulate many of our bodily functions.
Promotes cell regeneration
Prevents chapping, cracks and stretch marks
Especially good for: dry skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, chapped and sun damaged skin, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, hair and nails