Notes from The Field - Evening Primrose
We'd like to highlight the many beautiful benefits of Evening Primrose Oil, found in our Face Oil, as once again we make a seasonal transition. If you have any tendency toward eczema and would like to avoid topical steroids and their risks, Evening Primrose Oil may mitigate the issue and can be taken internally as well as used externally. Its high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is the reason for its anti-inflammatory properties, first discovered by Native Americans who ate the flowers to alleviate bruising, among other ailments. Explorers then brought Evening Primrose back to Europe, where it was nicknamed 'the King's cure all' because it was used for so many maladies. One of the many ingredients with tried and true lineage, at Shamanuti we believe in investing in beauty traditions, not trends.