This oil derives from a tall, spiky plant with delicately fragranced, yellow flowers that open only in the evening. The evening primrose originates from North America and its seedpods and roots were used by North American Indians to make a salve to heal wounds and a poultice to ease aches and pains. It was also used by the Romans and has been the subject of scientific study for over 100 years. It contains a valuable fatty acid called gamma linoleic acid (GLA) that aids many important body functions.
Benefits And Uses of Evening primrose Head Massage Oil Photo Gallery
Evening primrose capsules are used to treat a variety of conditions, and the oil is widely used commercially in skin and hair products. In massage, the oil helps to balance sebum secretions and is suitable for all skin types. It has mild anti-inflammatory actions and is used for dry, devitalised skin and mild forms eczema and psoriasis. As it is expensive, it can be blended with other oils.