Eliphas Levi recommended evening primrose to decorate altars for moon ceremonies.
Use the whole plant as a bath tea to make your inner beauty show through and increase your desirably to potential lovers and friends.
Evening primrose is also used in magick related to hunting and success in achieving one's goals. Try it in a spell to increase your luck in finding a new job!
O. biennis is the evening primrose species most commonly used medically. The oil is pressed from the seeds and is available commercially in liquid or capsule form. It is the beta-linolenic and gamma-linoleic acids in the oil that is believed to have therapeutic value.
Evening primrose oil is available as a nutritional supplement and is used primarily by women to help relieve PMS symptoms and other issues related to hormone imbalance, including infertility. It is also purported to reduce the risk of breast cancer and is used by pregnant women to encourage their cervix to ripen in preparation for the onset of labor. Capsules may be taken orally, but it is believe that it is more effective to insert them as a vaginal suppository for this purpose. There is no evidence that this works to encourage labor, but these things are difficult to measure and it doesn't seem to do any harm. It should not be taken during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.
The oil may also be used topically to treat skin irritations such as eczema and rosacea and to encourage hair growth and it is recommended that capsules be taken internally to support this treatment as well.
A poultice of the entire crushed O. biennis plant may be used for bruising and to help encourage the healing of wounds.
Evening primrose oil should not be taken in the first two trimesters of pregnancy. People with epilepsy should not use evening primrose. Evening primrose can interfere with anticoagulant medication. Schizophrenic patients should also avoid evening primrose.
*Packaged in a 4"X6" ziploc bag.