Sweet, refreshing, come with strong fragrance.
Evening primrose flowers play an important part natural health. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid that the body uses to manufacture a prostaglandin vital to soothing inflammation and supporting the immune system. It also helps keep the blood flowing freely, reduces high blood pressure, plays a role in reducing breast cancers,and lowers cholesterol.
Evening primrose oil is a prized oil in aromatherapy skin care because of its many health benefits.
Scientists have pinpointed how evening primrose fights breast tumours.
A substance in the oil called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that acts on the same receptor in tumours as the powerful breast cancer drug Herceptin. Unlike Herceptin, which blocks the Her-2/neu receptor, GLA interferes with the gene carrying the DNA code needed to make the receptor work.
Dr Javier Menendez (quoted from).