Evening primrose (Enotera)
Evening primrose (Enotera)
· reduces cholesterol;
· maintains vascular elasticity, heart health and normal blood pressure;
· maintains the function and structure of cell membranes of the body and its organs;
· improves nervous system and memory;
· reduces inflammatory reactions;
· improves joint mobility and elasticity;
· promotes normal hair and skin growth and development;
· improves skin condition, elasticity and firmness, promotes natural regeneration of skin cells, normalizes moisture level in skin, moisturizing it naturally;
· relieves painful menstruation;
· activates Ca absorption in the intestinal tract, thereby increasing bone density.
Nowadays, millions of people around the world are taking advantage of the health benefits of evening primrose oil. Evening primrose oil can contain up to 14% gamma-linolenic acid, one of the most valuable fatty acids found only in borage seed, black currant seed and hemp seed oil.
It is advisable to consult with your doctor when starting to use evening primrose oil. The recommended daily dose may vary depending on the purpose for which the oil is used. The recommended daily dose is 1 teaspoon for general health.
This oil can also be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding, but it is always advisable to consult with your doctor before. Usually, the use of evening primrose oil has no side effects, but sometimes it may causes nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. To prevent these symptoms, it is advisable to take the evening primrose oil with or without food.
Premenstrual syndrome is associated with excess or incorrect production of prostaglandin in the body. Dietary supplementation with gamma-linolenic acid can help to balance the production of prostaglandin and thus reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome - headache, depression and irritability, the breast pain and tenderness, and the fluid retention associated with the premenstrual syndrome.
Breast health: breast pain and tenderness - symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome can be alleviated by the use of evening primrose oil, as confirmed by several scientific studies. Studies show that women with breast pain tend to have reduced levels of gamma-linolenic acid in the body. When gamma-linolenic acid is taken in addition, the concentration of gamma-linolenic acid increases and the concentration of saturated fatty acids in the breast decreases, as the result - less pain and tenderness in the breast. It is believed that gamma-linolenic acid can have a significant effect on the long-term maintenance of breast health. Evening primrose oil is often used to relieve menopause. Evening primrose oil can help reduce hot flashes at night, although studies have not confirmed it. Therefore, it is recommended to combine the use of evening primrose oil with other herbal preparation for a more effective effect.
Pregnancy: Essential fatty acids play a unique role in the development of embryonic cells, tissues and organs during pregnancy. During this period, the embryo has a high need for essential fatty acids and is dependent on the amount of essential fatty acids the mother receives during pregnancy. With up to 80% of essential oil of linseed oil, may be one of the sources of essential fatty acids to use during pregnancy. In addition, gamma-linolenic acid can help to reduce the fluid retention that is common during pregnancy.
Skin health: One of the most effective ways to reduce the effects of eczema is to use gamma-linolenic acid or oils containing gamma-linolenic acid, including evening primrose oil. In addition, gamma-linolenic acid helps moisturize the skin and protect it from the adverse effects of the external environment.
Arthritis: Several studies show that gamma-linolenic acid can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis-induced joint pain, swelling and morning stiffness. This reduces the need for non-steroidal analgesics.
Diabetes is connected with disorders of the metabolism of essential fatty acids. When gamma-linolenic acid is taken in the ready-to-use form of evening primrose oil, the body receives the necessary amount of fatty acid for normal metabolic processes.
Cardiovascular disease: Studies have shown that dietary supplementation with gamma-linolenic acid can help lower "bad" cholesterol and raise "good" cholesterol. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for cardiovascular health. One study confirms that combining evening primrose oil and fish oil reduces blood pressure. Thus, evening primrose oil can be a supplement to your daily diet.
Osteoporosis: Studies have shown that nutritional enrichment with essential fatty acids, stimulates calcium metabolism, strengthens bone health and is thus an effective way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Gamma-linolenic acid can help to reduce calcium outflow from the body and promote its absorption in bones.
Aging: One of the best oils for anti-aging is evening primrose oil. Evening primrose has ultra-moisturizing qualities that can help keep your skin smooth, supple and soft. It also has vitamins and other nutrients that help maintain the normal function of skin to prevent premature aging. Strong antioxidant properties help prevent free radical damage on skin, which in turn helps prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.The use of evening primrose oil can replenish the body's gamma-linolenic acid reserves and thus improving the condition of the skin, hair and nails and general well-being.
Evening primrose oil in cosmetics
Evening primrose oil is a common ingredient in various skin care products because of its softening, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. It is ecommended for the care of dry, reddened and chapped skin, evening primrose oil can also be used for skin with pigmentation spots and acne problems.