The oil of evening primrose:
rich in polysaturated comega-6 fatty acids
- which are necessary fatty acids that body needs to complete numerous functions including insulin absorption, regulating the heart, and regulating mood.
- The body does not manufacture these fatty acids on its own, so they have to be taken as food or food supplements
rich in linoleic acid
- Linoleic acid is thought to help the body make use of insulin, regulate weight, and prevent cancer and heart disease.
gamma-linolenic acid (“GLA”)
- GLA is thought to reduce swelling or irritation.
Natural Herb Guide. 2009. Evening Primrose. Retrived June 5, 2009 from http://www.naturalherbsguide.com/evening-primrose.html