- Latin Name: Oenothera
- Common Name: Evening Primrose
- CAS No.: 65546-85-2
- Active Ingredient: PEG-20 Evening Primrose Glycerides
Test Method: HPLC
The famous evening primrose oil is obtained from the seeds of this plant, which is an excellent source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a semi-essential fat produced in the body starting from linoleic acid by the delta enzyme. 6-desaturase, the activity of which decreases with aging and during various pathological conditions.
Thanks to its particular richness in polyunsaturated fatty acids, and in particular GLA, evening primrose oil is proposed as a dietary supplement for the treatment of various conditions, including: premenstrual syndrome, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle, symptoms of menopause, diabetes and coronary heart disease.