Evening primrose | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

Evening primrose

Evening Primrose(genus) Oenothera

Contains omega-6 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid (gla). Among its many uses are relief of the painful symptoms of pms, menstruation and menopause; and for eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperactivity in children and the management of M.S.

“When once the sun sinks in the west, / And dewdrops pearl the evening’s breast; / Almost as pale as moonbeams are, / Or its companionable star, / The evening primrose opes anew / Its delicate blossoms to the dew…” [John Clare]