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Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 1993;44(2-3):139-46.

[Therapeutic assessment of the evening primrose].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Zakładu Badania Zywności i Przedmiotów Uzytku Państwowego Zakładu Higieny, Warszawie.

Abstract

In the light of a survey of literature data the chemical composition of described of evening primrose seeds and of the oil obtained from them which has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, mainly linolic and gamma-linolenic acid. The therapeutic value of the preparations of evening primrose and their effect on the metabolism are discussed. The criteria of the therapeutic quality of the seeds are given.

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8016534
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