Evening Primrose is a large yellow flower that opens late in the day and lasts one evening then closes. It will grow to be four to five feet tall and is completely edible. It grows wild east of the Rockies it is said to help lower blood cholesterol levels. The leaves cook like green veggies, the root is said to be sweet and delicious when boiled like a potato.
Add Evening Primrose seeds in bread or fresh in your salad like pepper. The oil in the seeds contains GLA, an essential fatty acid that the body does not make. GLA is known to help prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease, eczema, high blood pressure, PMS, menopause, cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lowers cholesterol and is good for poor circulation. It could take three months to have a noticeable change in your condition.
Evening Primrose and Flaxseed Oil together can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
Evening Primrose tea made from the root is used to treat obesity.
Evening Primrose is available in 500 mg capsules as a supplement to your diet. Clinical trials have used one to two pills two to three times a day. The maximum adult dosage is 4g daily.