Evening Primrose Oil

Oil extracted from the seeds of the flowering plant evening primrose plant: oenothera biennis. The oil is rich in the omega 6 fatty acids: linolenic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Evening primrose oil is used to treat skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. Supplementation with evening primrose oOil supplements areis said to alleviate PMS, but evidence is inconclusive. It should not be taken during pregnancy, or by individuals with epilepsy. A doctor should be consulted if taking other forms of medication.

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