Evening primrose is considered the woman’s plant, hence the benefits and properties that evening primrose oil provides are ideal for women’s health.

For some time now, the number of women who know what benefits evening primrose oil brings them, a translucent golden liquid which is obtained from pressing the seeds of a plant also known with the name of evening primrose or primrose. This plant is native to England and North America, belonging to the onagra family, of the genus Oenotherae.

Different studies have shown that the use of evening primrose oil is extremely interesting to treat certain disorders and diseases related to women’s health, hence it is commonly and popularly considered as the plant of women.

What is the oil of onagra?

Although today it stands out for being an extremely popular and well-known oil, the truth is that it was not until a few years ago that it began to be used for its different qualities and properties, especially for women’s health.

It basically consists of an oil that is extracted from the cold extrusion of the seeds that we find in the flowers of the evening primrose, a plant scientifically known by the name of Oenathera biennia, native to North America and that today we can find also in other continents such as Asia and Europe.

It is an oil that is especially rich -from a nutritional point of view- in polyunsaturated essential oils, especially the presence of omega 6. In addition, it also provides oleic, aspartic, palmitic and stearic acid.

The most important properties of evening primrose oil for women’s health

Relieves symptoms of menopause

The menopause is a stage in which a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and body produces less hormones (primarily estrogen and progesterone). As a consequence of these hormonal changes, a series of typical symptoms tend to appear, such as: fluid retention, dry mucous membranes, hot flashes, irritability and bad mood …).

Evening primrose oil is very useful to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, due to its richness in phytoestrogens which act naturally in the woman’s body by calming the discomforts caused by menopause.

Useful for Premenstrual Syndrome

The name of premenstrual syndrome refers to the different physical and emotional changes that occur before menstruation, and that usually tend to disappear with it. That is, it basically consists of the set of both physical and emotional symptoms that appear in women before the arrival of menstruation and that finally disappear with her.

In this sense, evening primrose oil can be useful to calm the symptoms of PMS, such as irritation, migraines, pain and swelling, thanks to its richness in prostaglandins and its anti-inflammatory action. That is, it is suitable for both alleviating physical symptoms and emotional discomfort.

To regulate menstruation and relieve pain

When evening primrose oil is consumed regularly, it becomes a very interesting natural traditional remedy when there is irregular menstruation, as it helps to regulate it naturally. On the other hand, as we indicated in the previous section, it is also useful to relieve pain caused by menstruation.

Reduces high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides

Either in case of high cholesterol or triglycerides, especially when the elevation of fats in the blood is mainly related to menopause, evening primrose oil is useful to reduce high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. It is a suitable natural option to reduce the progression of arteriosclerosis.

Very useful in case of arterial hypertension

In case of arterial hypertension, evening primrose oil is traditionally used for its  vasodilator action, preventing not only the formation of thrombi or clots by preventing the aggregation or adhesion of platelets that form them, but also being useful to reduce high blood pressure. Of course, due to this quality, its consumption is not recommended in case of clotting disorders or problems.

Its beauty benefits: hair, skin and nails

Although the most common is to associate evening primrose oil with menopause and menstruation, did you know that when it is consumed internally on a regular basis it becomes an extremely interesting traditional remedy to enjoy a much more natural beauty? Its most important benefits in this regard are the following:

  • For hair: helps reduce the presence of dandruff on the scalp.
  • For the skin: helps to improve acne, reducing the presence of those annoying pimples. It also prevents skin aging and hydrates the skin.
  • For nails: it becomes an excellent natural option in case of brittle nails.

How to take evening primrose oil to enjoy its benefits:

Although its dose depends on each patient and it must always be the nutritionist or doctor who recommends the appropriate dose according to each case, it is generally presented in the form of capsules or pearls with 500 or 1000 mg. of evening primrose oil.

The most common is to take 1 pearl of evening primrose oil with meals, making a maximum of 3 capsules per day.


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