Everyone knows that the best preventive vitamin is vitamin C. However, ever since Evening Primrose Oil was discovered, it is as if vitamin C has a competitor on this title. Evening Primrose Oil comes from the flower of the Onenothera biennis plant which is found in the United States of America. Native Americans have used this oil to heal a variety of illnesses and even hangovers! Amazing, isn’t it? Today, Evening Primrose Oil is still being used because of its many benefits.
Ladies, you will be happy to know that many of your problems may be solved by the GLA found in this wonderful oil. It relieves the discomforts you experience during menstruation, menopause, endometriosis, PMS and fibrocystic breasts. GLA slows down the production of inflammatory prostaglandins released during menstruation and sometimes stops it all together. Those of you who suffer very strong PMS syndromes actually have low GLA levels that is why the GLA found in the oil helps in relieving it.
People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis will also be happy to know that the GLA found in the plant significantly lowers down joint pains and swelling. You will easily observe less inflammation if you use the oil on a moderate and regular basis. Skin diseases such as eczema are also prevented. The skin is less inflamed, it will itch less and the flaking will slowly fade away as well. It is also a good remedy for acne and rosacea. Evening Primrose Oil is also great for nourishing the Integumentary System which includes the nails, scalp, hair and skin. Your skin will be moisturized, the hair will have more volume, your nails will no longer be brittle and your scalp will not dry as much and produce many oils that cause dandruff.
Lastly, people who suffer from alcoholism who want to stop the habit will not experience severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, depression and anxiety. In addition to this, it protects the liver and nervous system as well.