Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a plant native to North America that has a lovely flower which blooms in the evening. the oil contains gamma-linolenic acid(GLA), an essential fatty acid required by the body for growth and development and must be obtained from your diet. Its uses for conditions affecting women's health such as breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms and premenstrual syndrome(PMS) have been beneficial.
Although has been used since the 1930's to assist in treating eczema( a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed, itchy or scaly because of allergies or irritations), more recently it has made news for being used for other conditions involving inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis. As a supplement is is also well tolerated by most individuals.