Oenothera biennis

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA=USED PART: raiz y flor

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA=PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: antiflogística y emoliente

POSOLOGÍA=POSOLOGY: se prepara un cocimiento de 20 gramos por litro de agua y se aplican compresas tibias; se usa tambien como tintura

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA =GEOGRAFICAL ZONE: Argentina

Nota de alcance (en)

Indians used this indigenous plant for a variety of ailments. Native American women chewed seeds of evening primrose to relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Research has shown that one active ingredient of the seed oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid in the production of prostaglandins. Deficiency of GLA causes abnormal sensitivity to prolactin, which may contribute to PMS. This may prove to be a very important medicinal plant. Studies have shown some effectiveness of evening primrose in treating eczema, in decreasing use of NSAIDs in rheumatoid arthritis patients, and in delaying the development of diabetic neuropathy. Studies of its use in cancer, hypercholesterolemia, peptic ulcers, ADHD, and other conditions are underway. This herbal remedy should not be taken by patients with epilepsy.

Part used::
Seeds, Leaves, Stem bark, Flowers

Origin:
America

Nota bibliográfica

1) Plantas que curan. Buenos Aires: Ediliba, 1987.

2) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Oenothera biennis
Término aceptado: 05-Jun-2015