Evening Primrose Oil

Title: Evening Primrose Oil
Additional Names: EPO
Literature References: Seed oil of the evening primrose, Oenothera biennis L., Onagraceae, which contains approx 72% linoleic acid and approx 9% g-linolenic acid, q.q.v., as the two main constituents. Unique among vegetable oils because of its high content of g-linolenic acid. Effect on prostaglandin biosynthesis in rats: B. A. Schölkens et al., Prostaglandins Leukotrienes Med. 8, 273 (1982). Clinical studies in atopic eczema: C. R. Lovell et al., Lancet 1, 278 (1981); S. Wright, J. L. Burton, ibid. 2, 1120 (1982); P. L. Biagi et al., Drugs Exp. Clin. Res. 14, 285 (1988). Ingredient in cosmetics for aging skin: J. P. Marty, DE 3447618 (1985 to Roussel-UCLAF), C.A. 103, 146984r (1985). Brief review including discussion of uses: A. J. Barber, Pharm. J. 240, 723-725 (1988).
Properties: Clear, golden yellow oil. d15 0.9283. nD25 1.4782. Sapon. no. 287.8. Iodine no. 154.8.
Index of refraction: nD25 1.4782
Density: d15 0.9283
NOTE: Evening primrose oil products include Efamol (Efamol Res.) , Efamast (Scotia) , Epogam (Scotia) .
Use: Dietary supplement.
Therap-Cat: In treatment of atopic eczema and mastaglia.
Keywords: Antieczematic.
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Oenothera
Oenothera glazioviana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Subfamily: Onagroideae
Tribe: Onagreae
Genus: Oenothera
L.[1]
Species

145 species (188 taxa) in 18 sections, including:
O. affinis
O. albicaulis
O. arequipensis
O. argillicola
O. bahia-blancae
O. biennis
O. brachycarpa
O. caespitosa
O. californica
O. canescens
O. catharinensis
O. cavernae
O. cinerea
O. clelandii
O. coloradensis
O. coquimbensis
O. coronopifolia
O. curtiflora
O. curtissii
O. deltoides
O deltoides ssp. howellii
O. drummondii
O. elata
O. elongata
O. featherstonei
O. flava
O. fraserii
O. fruticosa
O. gaura
O. glaucifolia
O. glazioviana
O. grandiflora
O. grandis
O. hartwegii
O. heterophylla
O. hexandra
O. howardii
O. humifusa
O. indecora
O. jamesii
O. laciniata
O. lavandulifolia
O. lindheimeri
O. linifolia
O. longissima
O. longituba
O. macrocarpa
O. mendocinensis
O. mexicana
O. mollissima
O. montevidensis
O. nana
O. nutans
O. oakesiana
O. odorata
O. pallida
O. parodiana
O. parviflora
O. pedunculifolia
O. perennis
O. peruana
O. picensis
O. pilosella
O. primiveris
O. pubescens
O. punae
O. ravenii
O. rhombipetala
O. rosea
O. sandiana
O. santarii
O. scabra
O. serrulata
O. siambonensis
O. sinuosa
O. speciosa
O. stricta
O. suffrutescens
O. tafiensis
O. tarijensis
O. tetraptera
O. triloba
O. tubicula
O. versicolor
O. villaricae
O. villosa
O. wolfii
O. xenogaura
O. xylocarpa

List sources :[2]

See: List of Oenothera species.

Oenothera is a genus of about 145[3] species of herbaceous flowering plants native to the Americas.[4] It is the type genus of the family Onagraceae. Common names include evening primrose, suncups, and sundrops. They are not closely related to the true primroses (genus Primula).