is it found?
Evening Primrose can be found
throughout the country but is primarily found in the mountains. It can be
found anywhere from sea level to 9,000ft and is popular in New Mexico.
does it look like?
The plant is basically
biennials, forming long-leaved rosettes. The plant attains a height
of two to five feet. The Flowers are bright yellow and the root is
turnip like. However the flowers only open in the late afternoon
hence their name (Moore, 1979).
What are the medical uses?
Evening Primrose is used to
treat sore throat and is also used as a laxative. It possesses a diuretic
function and can suppress muscle pain.
What chemicals are in it?
It contains active amounts
of potassium nitrate. Evening Primrose possesses nine different chemicals
in it with antihypertensive activity. Those chemicals include Alpha-Linolenic
Acid, Arginine, Calcium, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium,
and Tryptophan (Dr. Duke,