Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine


Common evening-primrose



Common evening-primrose, Evening-primrose, Evening star, German-rampion, Hoary eveningprimrose, King's-cureall, Oenothera biennis, Primrose, Tree primrose, Yellow waterlily


Oenothera biennis L. s. str., Onagra biennis Scop.


foliage, Oil, Root, Seed

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Abdominal trouble, Ache, Aches, Adstringent, allergies, allergy, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Anti-allergic, Antiarthritic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-Bronchitic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-eczemic, Anti-gout, Anti-hypertensive, Anti-inflammatory, Antiphogistic, Anti-spasmodic, anxiety, Anxiety disorder, Anxiety disorders, Anxious, Arterial hypertension, Arthritis, asthma, asthmatic coughs, Astrigent, Astringent, Bronchial catarrh, Bronchitis, Bruise, Bruises, Calmative, cardiac pain, care of the skin, Chapped skin, cholesterol, cholesterol in blood vessels, Cholesterol Reducer, Colic, complaints of the stomach, contusions, convulsive state, cosmetic, cough, Coughs, Cramp, cramps, Cutaneous conditions, Cutaneous Eruptions, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, Diabetes, diabetes mellitus, diaorrhea, Diarrhea, diarrhoea, disease of the stomach, Dry skin, eczema, eruption, excema, Freight, Gastrointestinal disorder, Good for skin, Gout, High bloodpressure, High cholesterol, Hypertension, Hyper tensive, indigestion, Inflammed joints, injuries, injury, Intestinal affections, intestinal complaints, intestinal diseases, intestinal disorders, intestinal problems, lower cholesterol levels in the blood, Lowers bloodpressure, Nervousness, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pains in heart, pain stilling, Perfect skin, Pertussis, Psoriasis, Rash, Rashes, reduce blood cholesterol, reduce blood fat level, reduce blood pressure, reduce high bloodpressure, reduce inflammation, reduce risk of thrombosis, relaxes the nervous system, relax spasms, Rheumatic arthralgia, Rheumatism, Sedative, Skin-care, Skin complaints, Skin conditions, skin disease, Skin diseases, skin disorders, skin eruption, Skin Eruptions, skin problems, skin rashes, skin tonic, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, sores, spasm, Spasmolytic, stomach complaints, Stomach disease, stomach disorders, stomach problems, stomach trouble, sugar diabetis, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, Traumatic injury, Used medicinally, whooping cough, wound care, Wounds, wound treatment

Women's diseases

Anti-PMS, climacteric, ease menopausal symptoms, menopausal problems, Menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome PMS

Other uses

colouring, Dye, Dyeing

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil


 Alanine, albumin, Alpha-Amyrin, Alpha-linoleic-Acid, Alpha-linolenic-Acid, Alpha-Tocopherol, Amino acid, ammonia, arginine, ash, Aspartic acid, Beta-Amyrin, Beta-Linoleic-Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Boron, caffeic acid, Calcium, Campesterol, Campherol, Carbohydrates, cellulose, Copper, Cystine, Delphinidin, Dietary mineral, digallic-Acid, ellagic-Acid, erucic-Acid, fat, fat oil, fatty acid, Ferulic-Acid, Fibres, fixed oil, gallic acid, Gamma-Linolenic-Acid, Gamma-Tocopherol, Gentisic-Acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, iron, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lignin, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, Lupeol, Lysine, magnesium, manganese, Methionine, mucilage, Myristic-Acid, Neo-Chlorogenic-Acid, O-Coumaric-Acid, Oleic-Acid, Palmitic acid, Palmitoleic-Acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, Phenylalanine, Phlobaphen, phosphorus, P-Hydroxy-Benzoic-Acid, P-Hydroxyphenylacetic-Acid, Phytosterol, potassium, Proline, protein, Protocatechuic-Acid, Quercetin, resin, salicylic acid, Serine, sodium, starch, Stearic acid, Stigmasterol, Tannic acid, tannin, Tanning agents, taraxasterol, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, Vegetable oil, water, zinc

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn0498

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