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Benefits of Evening Primrose oil in skin care

Evening primrose is a great medicinal plant, it has been the subject of increasing scientific research in recent years because of the widespread belief across cultures of its healing properties.

Evening primrose can be used both internally and externally for an increasingly wide range of ailments due to its very high levels of gamma-linoleic acid and linoleic acid.

These GLA fatty acids are vital for health and are able to regulate hormone production, relieve migraine headaches and can provide treatment for acne, heart disease, hyperactivity in children, symptoms of menopause, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, PMS and schizophrenia.

Research indicates that the GLA in evening primrose oil can help prevent, and in some cases even reverse, the nerve damage (neuropathy) commonly seen with diabetes.

While evening primrose oil can be taken internally with wide ranging health benefits, here we look at its benefits for external application for troubled skin.

Evening primrose oil is able to supplement the lack of GLA in many eczema sufferers skin and by reducing the inflammation, soothing the rash and by improving the elasticity of the skin prevent further damage.

Evening Primrose oil is able to hydrate the skin and lubricate the skins cells and when combined with ingredients like Manuka UMF honey it is able to prevent the infection by bacteria and fungi allowing the skin to heal naturally.

Evening primrose oil is a key ingredient in our Active Manuka Honey Cream.

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