The Health Benefits Of Evening Primrose - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

The remarkably rich stores of GLA in evening primrose oil are what make it so valuable in healing. Taken internally, the body converts GLA into prostaglandins. These hormone like compounds help regulate various body functions, controlling inflammation in some cases and promoting it in others. The prostaglandins produced from GLA fall into the anti-inflammatory category. Cell membranes also rely on the presence of GLA.

Specifically, evening primrose oil may help to:

  • Relieve the discomforts of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menstruation, endometriosis and fibrocystic breasts. .
  • Ease the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Prevent diabetes-associated nerve damage.
  • Reduce the symptoms of eczema.
  • Help treat acne and rosacea. .
  • Alleviate inflammation associated with lupus.
  • Combat damage from multiple sclerosis.
  • Treat Alzheimer's-related memory deficiencies.
  • Counter impotence and female infertility.
  • Alleviate Raynaud's disease symptoms.
  • Nourish nails, scalp, and hair.
  • Prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

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