The oil extracted from this plant is used for a variety of health benefits. Its benefits may be due to its gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content, an omega-6 fatty acid.
This oil promotes skin elasticity, firmness and it moisturizes the skin. Also, it can treat acne and eczema.
Primrose oil is also widely used for its hormonal benefits, it can help with female hormonal balance and ease symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome.