Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) seeds, organic
$2.95 – $27.10
Family: Primrose (Onagraceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
Self-seeding overwintering annual or biennial native to Europe and North America. This herb is very drought tolerant, bravely producing bloom after yellow, mucilaginous bloom in the evenings, even if sun-baked. The flowers especially make a tasty addition to salads. Traditional usage (TWM): PMS. The seed is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an intermediate in the synthesis of prostaglandins. Plant prefers sun to part shade and Easy. Scatter seed on surface of disturbed soil in fall or early spring, or press into surface of flat, allow to germinate and transplant the seedlings. Seed requires exposure to light in order to germinate. Plant 12 inches apart. Flowers to 3 to 4 feet.
Packet contains 100 seeds
5 g contains ~ 2,000 seeds
10 g contains ~4,000 seeds
100 g contains ~40,000 seeds
Certified Organically Grown
leslie (verified owner) –
What herbal medicinal practice is TWM and PMS? Many thanks!
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TWM is traditional western medicine. PMS is post-menstrual syndrome.
Jewels L. –
My medical doctor actually prescribed primrose oil for me. Miami 60 year old young woman postmenopausal/ hysterectomy. My hormonal blood work showed normal with one exception, my FSH levels were excessively wrong. It took three weeks with the doctors direction to implement the proper level of primrose oil for me. All of the negative symptoms I had have gone and I haven’t felt this good in 20 years!
What parts of the primrose are used? My wife is using jell capsules with 500 mg in each. I would love to plant these and use what we can make instead of buying it
Richo Cech –
hi doug, there’s a long history of food use of evening primrose, including root, leaves, flowers and seeds. Some of these foods can be pretty spicy tasting and less so if steamed or boiled. the seeds and to a smaller extent the flowers contain omega-6 fatty acids. commercial capsules are more concentrated but there are advantages to using the raw seeds, which are a whole food, not chemically extracted. seeds can be added to smoothies or bruised in a coffee grinder before use. most herbalists recommend a teaspoonful of seeds daily. r