A beautiful flower that stays open all night, Evening Primrose, has been used for centuries as an anti-depressant. It has traditionally been concocted in the form of a tea and administered orally. Now, with the markets full of anti-depressants, evening primrose remains a natural and organic alternative.
It has been called “King’s Cure-all” because it was given to kings to help with their over sense of well being as well as providing relief for a number of various ailments such as asthma, fevers, gastric distress and reproductive issues in women. Also known as “cowslip” and “fever plant”, as the name suggests, it has traditionally been helpful in reducing a fever.
For those who wish to follow the all-natural path, there is a choice between growing the herb in your own garden, and buying an extract from a store that specializes in herbal or natural cures. Because Evening Primrose grows easily and is abundant in North America and most of Europe, it becomes the perfect choice home cultivation. In addition, the flavor is even and easy to swallow (unlike many other beneficial herbs).
Of course, the beauty of the flower must also be considered. Even if you never intend to use the plant for its medicinal value, everyone should have an Evening Primrose in their yard. By moonlight, it’s one of the most breathtaking flowers on earth.