Oil Summary: Organic Evening Primrose oil is cold-pressed extracted from the seeds of the Oenothera Biennis plant. Organic Evening Primrose Oil is widely used in the dietary supplement and cosmetic industries due to its naturally occurring levels of essential fatty acids. Evening primrose oil is rich in essential fatty acids with particularly high levels of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid. The GLA content is typically at 10% while the level of Linoleic acid is one of the highest found in nature ranging from 65-85%.
Botanical Name: Oenothera Biennis
Plant Origin: China
Processing Method: Refined and Cold pressed
Plant Part: Seed
Odor and Color: Translucent golden yellow color and a slightly nutty scent.
Contraindication: Evening primrose oil should be used in appropriate amounts when taken orally. As it is reported to have minor adverse side effects such as stomach pain, nausea, indigestion, and headaches. Evening primrose oil is not recommended for people under anticoagulant drugs such as heparin. As oral use of the supplement might increase the risk of blood clotting. People planning to undergo surgery should stop using evening primrose oil two weeks prior. Regular blood checks are recommended. Furthermore, people with underlying health conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia should not use evening primrose oil. This is mainly because this supplement might worsen their conditions. Pregnant women should not use evening primrose. Research shows oral use of evening primrose oil during pregnancy might increase the risk of pregnancy complications. Nevertheless, research shows that evening primrose oil is safe for children, as it can improve their skin health. Evening primrose oil is considered to be safe for cats and small dogs. You can add it to their food or add a drop on their tongue or nose where it can be licked off. This oil helps reduce dryness and help maintain healthy skin and improve coat quality. However, it is advisable always to consult a veterinarian in case of severe skin conditions.
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