Evening primrose - Oenothera biennis
Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this biennial plant bears pale yellow flowers, often sweet-smelling. Each flower blooms for just one day, fading in the evening.
Traditions:Evening primrose oil has many medicinal properties. As a poultice, it calms wounds and in an infusion it treats coughs. Once used only in China, it has since become widespread in the West.
Properties:The seeds are pressed to produce evening primrose oil. Very rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, it strengthens the lipid barrier and boosts the skin’s hydration. It also has anti-aging properties.