The primrose oil which also goes by the name of evening primrose oil is extracted from the primrose plant, a native of Mexico.
The primrose plant was also known as ‘Kings Cure All’ because of its ability to heal a variety of health conditions. This oil is obtained from the seeds of the primrose plant.
Linoleic acids, gamma linoleic acids and Omega-6 fatty acids are the main components of this oil. These essential fatty acids assist the body in numerous ways; from increasing the insulin absorption to regulating the heart beat.
The threats arising from diseases like cardiovascular diseases and cancer is also diminished from regular consumption of this oil. Today primrose oil is available for internal consumption in the form of tablets and to be applied directly onto the skin as oil.
Premenstrual syndrome also known as PMS is a time when most women experience problems like depression, irritability, tender breasts and swollen abdomen. The anti-inflammatory properties of evening primrose oil eases cramps and pain experienced by women during this time.
People suffering from skin conditions like eczema find great relief after regular application of this oil. A good moisturizer, the evening primrose oil acts as a natural shield protecting the skin from environmental pollutants.
Regular intake of primrose tablets help to cut the risks arising from LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol while simultaneously increasing the levels of good or HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. This oil is especially beneficial to heart patients as they also stop clot formation.
The calcium absorption is accelerated by primrose oil. It also decreases calcium loss through urine. Primrose tablets should be taken regularly by women who are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis. People suffering from ulcerative colitis have also found relief after taking primrose oil capsules.
Rheumatoid arthritis suffers who experience joint pain; swollen joints and stiffness have experienced relief after regular application of this oil on the affected regions. Women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer or those who are suffering from fertility problems should use primrose oil regularly.
Individuals suffering from health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, bronchitis or immune problems have obtained relief with the usage of evening primrose oil. Primrose oil also possesses excellent anti-ageing properties.