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Evening Primrose


The Evening Primrose is native to eastern and central North America, from Newfoundland west to Alberta, southeast to Florida, and southwest to Texas, and widely naturalized elsewhere in temperate and subtropical regions. Evening primrose oil is produced from the plant.


Evening primrose is taken by mouth for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry, itchy, or thickened skin. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis, a type of arthritis that affects people with psoriasis, weak bones, bone loss, Raynaud's syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), dry eyes, hepatitis B, severe itchy skin due to biliary cirrhosis, high cholesterol, heart disease, a movement disorder in children called dyspraxia, learning disorder characterized by reading problems (dyslexia), leg pain due to blocked blood vessels (intermittent claudication), alcoholism, a nerve condition usually caused by certain psychiatric drugs (tardive dyskinesia), Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia.