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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Virgin Plant Oil

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Virgin Plant Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Œnothera biennis
English Name: Evening primrose
French Name:

Onagre (bisannuelle), primevère du soir, herbe aux ânes

Family: Onagraceae
Origin: China

History and Origin

Evening primrose is native to North America and naturalized in temperate and subtropical regions. Indians already knew it for its curative properties.  












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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Used Part : Seeds 
Extraction : This vegetable oil is cold-pressed from evening primrose seeds and filtered. 
Main Components :

Oleic Acid (C18:1): 6,55%

Linoleic acid (C18:2): 72,74%

γ-linolenic acid (C18:3) GLA: 10,08%

Stearic acid (C18:0): 2,02%

Palmitic acid (C16:0): 6,67%
Oil Characteristics :

Smell and aroma: Strong, sometimes pungent

Density at 20°C: between 0,91 and 0,93

Peroxide value: 1.72 meq. per kg

Color: Clear yellow 
Saponification index : 175-199
Properties : Regulates the hormone system, stimulates the immune system (preservation of lymphocytes).
Indications : Alcoholism, arthritis, cholesterol, hair loss, hyperactivity in children, hypertension, mastosis, multiple sclerosis, senescence, premenstrual syndrome, cardiovascular disease, skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, urticaria).
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Rich in vitamin E, evening primrose oil is an excellent anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and revitalising. It softens and regenerates skin. It restores brightness to nails and hairs. It is recommended for women with hormone problems, or after 40 years. It helps fight against skin ageing. Whatever your skin type, evening primrose regulates moisture and protects from external threats. Its properties are very similar to borage oil. 


Documentation and References

  • CLERGEAUD, Chantal et Lionel, Huiles végétales, huiles de santé et de beauté, Éditions Atlantica

  • FESTY, Danièle, Ma bible des huiles essentielles, Éditions Caractère