Scientific name: Oenothera Biennis Oil
Classification: Essential oil
Antioxidant, emollient, moisturizing.
Tales from nature
The Biennis, also called ONAGRA belongs to a plant with large fragrant yellow flowers, arranged in the shape of an ear. It seems that his name derives from the union of Greek words: "oinos" or "wine" and "tea" or "desire", which could mean "desire to drink wine". It prefers humid environments such as banks, beaches and shores of rivers. The characteristic of these flowers is that they bloom in the evening, hence the popular name of "Bella in the evening".
This plant is rich in unsaturated fatty acids present in the seeds capable of protecting the cell membrane, delaying the aging of the tissues. Cultivated by the Native Americans, its root was used as an anti -inflammatory for the treatment of swelling on the body.
It then spread to Europe in the seventeenth century, where it was widely used as an officinal plant, to the point of acquiring the fame of "Panacea del King".
The essential oil of Biennis, is a real cure -all for the skin, recommended in case of erythema, eczema, scalds or other dermatological problems.
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it is also an excellent anti wrinkles, with a powerful emollient and moisturizing effect. For this reason it is found as an active ingredient within numerous solar products. It is also useful in the treatment of dry skin because the omega-6s that contain have the characteristic of retaining the humidity of the skin.
Very effective also on damaged, extremely dry and high porosity hair.