Evening Primrose, 10% GLA, Organic
Pure, Unrefined (Virgin) Evening Primrose Oil, Organically Grown– 10% GLA
Botanical name : Oenothera biennis
Extraction method / Source : Cold Pressed / Seeds
Shelf Life : 18 months or more, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. Refrigeration will increase the shelf life of all fixed oils.
Key constituents: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 10% minimum, Linoleic Acid, rich in vitamins and minerals
Plant description : Botanical family : Onagraceae Evening Primrose is a biennial flowering plant native to eastern and central North America, and has been naturalized to temperate and subtropical areas worldwide. It is alternately known as Evening Star and Sundrop. The plant produces leaves and flowers in a spiral along its stem, which can grow to 5 feet in height. The bright yellow flowers are only produced the second year. They bloom quickly in the evening and die off by noon the following day. Evening Primrose flowers are hermaphroditic (contain both male and female reproductive parts), so can self-pollinate.
Regions of Production : China
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
Characteristics : Light texture, pale yellow color, mild scent, absorbs readily into the skin
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, emollient, rejuvenative, hormone regulator, promotes healthy nerve function
Uses : Used topically, Evening Primrose Oil helps rejuvenate skin cells and repair environmentally damaged skin. Retards the fine wrinkles of aging, is moisturizing and soothing to irritated skin. Beneficial for chronic skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Anti-inflammatory properties makes Evening Primrose oil an excellent choice for making arthritis relief oils and balms. Provides needed nutrients for repairing damaged hair, skin and nails.
Safety : Nontoxic, hypoallergenic
History / Fun Facts : Evening Primrose Oil has many important nutritive qualities. Much research has been done on the use of Evening Primrose Oil as an oral supplement. Some studies have indicated that in specified doses it is effective in reducing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, hormonal acne and rosacea, and relieving chronic headaches and arthritis pain. It has also been studied as a supplement to reduce the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
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