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Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis Seed Oil)

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis Seed Oil)

Evening Primrose Oil is also known as the King's Cure-All, Oenothera Biennis, Sundrop, Evening Star, Fever-Plant, Gardeners' Ham, German Rampion, it produced from the cold-pressed seeds of the plant evening primrose.

Oenothera Biennis (Evening primrose) is a tall plant, it is called Evening Primrose because the yellow flowers only bloom in the evening; hence its common name. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Rome and Greece. It was widely used in the the17th century in Britain, hence the name "The King of Cure-All".

History of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil):

The Greek Oenothera name is derived from “oinos” and “theras”, meaning “wine-seeker”, which possibly was referred to like this because it said to be used for scenting wine.
During the 17th century, in England, the Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose herb was called “the King's cure-all" and it was considered as a herb that can most ailments.

The seeds then spread to Germany, where it became known as German Rampion and was used as food. This herb was also used as food for many Native Americans, they also used the leaves for bruises and hemorrhoids.

Evening Primrose Oil has a high content of linoleic acid contains 90% of unsaturated fatty acids (80%+ are polyunsaturated) and contains 9% Greater than a minimum of 9% o(GLA). The gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) contributes to good skin health and helps in skin cell regeneration and product the skin from harmful environmental effects. It is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin F, both are excellent for skin health, stretch marks, hair and scalp health

Evening Primrose Oil is regarded as a beauty oil and women oil, it has been used to reduce the menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and dry skin

Evening Primrose Oil can be used in cosmetics or topical applications to soothe and moisturize the skin, as well as scalp and hair. In addition, it can promote a healthy, glowing, rejuvenating complexion.

The skin hydrating, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging benefits of Evening primrose oil are very well known. It has been used for skin scars and infections due to its healing properties.

Medicinally: evening primrose oil can relieve headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, fatigue, and slow reflexes. It is believed to improve appetite, body immunity, vigor, memory, and promote clarity.

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

  • Anti-inflammatory: Evening primrose oil is composed of omega-6 fatty acids. Evening primrose oil is thought to inhibit the mechanisms responsible for inflammation.
  • Skin Regeneration: Evening Primrose Oil is rich in fatty acids which gives it cell regeneration properties.
  • Skin Hydration: Evening primrose oil helps to bring the best hydration to the skin and increase its elasticity. Its sterol content is responsible for the skin's hydration and anti-aging effects.
  • Regulate the hormonal system: The gamma-linolenic and linoleic acids content in the evening primrose oil provides a regulatory action of the hormonal system. It is useful to help fight against hot flashes and menopause symptoms.
  • Skin Healing Properties: Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid  (GLA) which contributes to its skin healing effects.
  • Used for wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth, since this oil is light and absorbs fast.
  • Has excellent healing properties for skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.

For the skin Evening Primrose Oil is intensely rich and nourishing, it is used in many cosmetics formulations for skin/ body and soap bars, it also used as a stand-alone oil for the face and body. This oil is a light fast-absorbing and considered a non-greasy moisturizer that can be used in the morning or at night under any cream to soothe the skin, help with acne, balance skin's oil production, reduce stretch marks and scar appearance. It can be used for dry skin too, to moisturize and prevent water loss. Many formulators add Evening primrose oil to products that are used for eczema, psoriasis because of its anti-inflammatory effects as well as its healing properties.

For the hair Evening Primrose Oil, Evening Primerose Oil is added to shampoos, conditioners, hair serums, hair tonics, it is known to balance the scalp's natural oils, and reduce dandruff. This oil is great for hair strengthening and can help protect the hair shaft from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays, as well as hair coloring and heat styling.It can be used alone as-is on the hair, before shampooing, just add it to the hair and scalp, leave it on for 1-2 hours, then shampoo the hair or add a little on the hair after shampooing to give the hair shine and smoothness.

Wholesale - Bulk - Private Label 100% Pure Evening Primrose Oil

CAS Number:  90028-66- 3
PRODUCT # EPO-700010
INCI NAME: Oenothera Biennis 
SYNONYMS: Oenothera biennis L.
COMMON NAMES: Evening Star, German Rampion, King’s Cure-all, Weedy Evening Primrose, Hog Weed, Sun Drop


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