Evening Prime Rose
It is also known as Evening Star, Sun Drop, Night Candle, King’s Cure All, and Fever Plant. This biennial plant opens quickly in the evening lasting until around noon the following day. Most varieties are edible and medicinal, and have been used for a variety of applications as an herb for healing skin issues, as a dietary supplement and source of nutrients for Native Peoples, and the production of valuable Evening Primrose Oil. The flower buds can be peeled and eaten and in some places are considered a delicacy. The seeds are high in protein and contain amino acids. It can be used in infusions and poultices for the improvement of a variety of skin conditions, hence its use in many cosmetic products. It improves acne, eczema and psoriasis.
As a four-petaled plant it promotes balance, integration and restructuring. Four is the number of foundations, boundaries, and protection. Evening Primrose promotes healing, especially of negative emotions that have been caused at an early age. It helps with communication and building strong relationships with our loved ones. At a young age we pick up many verbal and non-verbal cues from our parents that shape how we view the world and our place in it. Sometimes we pick up negative behaviors and viewpoints from our earliest role models, and this plant helps us to re-establish healthy boundaries and ideas from this perspective.
It is beneficial for people who have experienced divorce or and absent parent, helping to heal the wounds of a toxic home environment. The home is a structure simply depicted as having four walls, which corresponds to the numerology of this plant. Symbolically connecting to our sense of security and belonging.
Evening Primrose facilitates the process of rebirth and transformation, helping us to connect with and reconcile our shadows. It assists us in processing and expressing difficult emotions, and returns vitality to us after these intense experiences. The plant’s connection with the Sun helps us shed light on deep emotional issues hidden in the psyche, represented by the Moon. The nurturing lunar energy is associated with maternal figures, and helps to facilitate healing in this area where there may have been struggles in the past.
The plant’s connection to the Moon and Water is particularly feminine in nature, along with its use in soothing and beautifying the skin, has connections with the planet Venus. Venus and the Moon are closely connected having many complimentary qualities. In this respect it helps one connect with their feminine side and embrace their own unique beauty. The Moon is associated with creativity and helps us to build self-confidence in our individuality. Also helping those with issues expressing their sexuality, which may have roots in their childhood.