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5 Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil and How to Use It

Evening primrose oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America. The plant has traditionally been used to treat:

  • bruises
  • hemorrhoids
  • digestive problems
  • sore throats

Its healing benefits may be due to its gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant oils.

1. It can help clear up acne

The GLA in EPO is thought to help acne by reducing skin inflammation and the number of skin cells that cause lesions. It may also help the skin retain moisture.

2. It may help ease eczema

Some countries other than the United States have approved EPO to treat eczema, an inflammatory skin condition.

3. It can help improve overall skin health

Oral supplementation of EPO helps smooth skin and improve its:

  • elasticity
  • moisture
  • firmness
  • fatigue resistance

Per the study, GLA is necessary for ideal skin structure and function. Because the skin can’t produce GLA on its own, researchers believe taking GLA-rich EPO helps keep skin healthy overall.

4. It may help relieve PMS symptoms

An Evening Primrose Oil is highly effective in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as:

  • depression
  • irritability
  • Bloating

5. It may help reduce hot flashes

Evening Primrose Oil may reduce the severity of hot flashes, one of the most uncomfortable side effects of menopause.Read More…….



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