eveningprimrose.jpgBeauty is skin deep. A wildflower can help to promote inner beauty through its amazing therapeutic qualities. Oil from the seeds of the evening primrose plant found in North America, Europe, and parts of Asia, can be used to enhance natural beauty and relieve many symptoms of ailments ranging from PMS discomforts to diabetes-associated nerve damage and Alzheimer.

Native Americans have long used the flower which blooms only in the evening (hence its name) to treat stomach pains, haermorrhoids, sore throats, cuts, burns and bruises. The Red Indians consumed the shoots, roots, leaves and seedpods of the evening primrose as part of their staple diet. European settlers first discovered this miracle flower and valuable commodity in 1916.

The secret of the evening primrose oil lies in its essential fatty acid (EFA) which contains anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. The Omega-6 fatty acid, known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is converted by the body into prostaglandin. These hormone-like compounds help regulate body functions.

The evening primrose oil is not a cure but it works as a health supplement to an amazing list of health problems. Women who have PMS discomforts, menstruation, endometriosis or fibrocystic breasts can take evening primrose oil. EPO can also help ease the pain for old people with joint aches and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis. The oil works wonder for the skin for it can reduce the effects of eczema, treat acne and rosacea as well as counter the symptoms of ageing. It also nourishes nails, scalp, and hair. It can fight damage from multiple sclerosis, treat memory loss, battle impotence and female infertility, as well as prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

If beauty and therapeutic healing can be bottled, they must be in the form of the evening primrose oil.