Evening primrose oil is popularly used in many herbal treatments. Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the Evening Primrose plant. The primrose plant is also known as sundrop, suncup as well as fever plant. This plant is yellow in colored and eatable, the plant closes up during the day time and blooms during the evening. The roots, seeds, fruits and flowers of evening primrose plant are used for treating many ailments.
2. To treat boils or bruises: Evening primrose has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which make it really helpful in treating bruises, boils or inflammation of the skin. A poultice of primrose is what you need. To make the poultice, take some crushed and dried evening primrose leaves and wrap it in a poultice. Heat the poultice but make sure it is not extremely hot. Place the poultice on the affected part for a while. If possible then wrap the poultice like a bandage and leave it overnight. You can also take a primrose herbal capsule everyday for speedy cure.
4. To treat skin troubles: You may have seen evening primrose in the ingredient list of many creams, moisturizers as well as masks. Evening primrose has significant anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make the skin free from acne and blemishes. Evening primrose has properties which is really helpful in treating dark circles, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, skin inflammation and hydrate the skin. You can apply few drops of essential primrose oil mixed in a carrier oil like almond oil on the skin for healthier skin.
5. To control weight Evening primrose stimulates metabolism which helps in burning more calories. You can have one cup of evening primrose herbal tea everyday to improve metabolism.