Thursday, March 6, 2008

Evening Primrose Oil


The medicinal components of evening primrose are found in the seed-extracted oil, which contains essential fatty acids including gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA is often deficient in the Western diet and is needed to encourage the production of prostraglandins. Low levels of essential fatty acids may increase the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), diabetes, etc. Evening primrose oil has been used to treat PMS and menopausal symptoms, asthma, and has been shown to reduce high blood cholesterol levels.
Research conducted in
Great Britain has indicated that evening primrose oil can also be medicinally useful in the treatment of nerve disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The essential oil does appear to be of some benefit in cases of alcohol poisoning and in alleviating hangovers, and to ease symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. The oil can also help relieve dry eyes, brittle nails, and acne when combined with zinc. When taken as a supplement, evening primrose has helped to promote weight loss.
Traditionally, Native Americans valued evening primrose as a treatment for
bruises and cuts. The Flambeau Ojibwe tribe soaked the whole plant in warm water to make a poultice for healing bruises and to overcome skin problems. The mucilaginous juice in the stem and leaf can be applied externally to soothe skin irritations, or may be eaten to relieve digestive discomfort and for its stimulating effect on the liver and spleen. The astringent properties of the plant are helpful to soothe inflamed tissue. The plant has sedative properties and has been used to decrease hyperactivity in children.
The entire plant is edible. The root from the first-year growth is a nutritious pot herb. Boiled roots taste somewhat like parsnips.
Evening primrose oil is valued for its antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants are substances that counteract the damaging effects of oxidation in living tissue. A team of Canadian researchers has recently identified the specific antioxidant compounds in evening primrose oil; one of them, a yellow substance known as catechin, appears to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors and to lower the risk of heart disease.

Erm i just take this multivitamin around i months ago..but one things that i discovered is my insomnia or "penyakit susah nak tido" had already gone.So i can say bye2 to insomnia n thanks a lot to Blackmores EPO 1000 that i had taken.Sebelum ni aku cuma consume Vit C ja.Entah macam mana terbaca dlm magazine so aku try la EPO.Maklumla umur pun semakin bertambah so kena la amalkan vitamin yg bagus utk kesihatan.Jadi utk sapa2 yg ada masalah mcm aku ni try la EPO..hehe..tak pasal2 jadi promoter utk Blackmores plak..

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