INFUSION – The flowers of the evening primrose can be made into an herbal infusion for the treatment of headaches, to quell chills during fevers, to treat head colds and accumulated mucus - dosage of the herbal infusion is usually done by taking the infusion in small sips.
TINCTURE – The flowers of the evening primrose are also used in the preparation of a floral herbal tincture, which is taken at dosages of 5 - 10 drops each, and used in the treatment of insomnia, in treating anxiety and sleeplessness, and in treating over excitement and nervousness.
COMPRESS – A topical compress can be prepared by using the heated infusion, a pad can be soaked in hot herbal infusion and this can be applied directly on to the facial or trigeminal nerves in treatment of neuralgia and other topical disorders.
OINTMENT – The flowers of the evening primrose can be used in the preparation of a topical herbal ointment which can be used in the treatment of sunburn and different skin disorders affecting patients.
ESSENTIAL OIL – The flowers of the evening primrose can also be pressed for the extraction of the essential herbal oil and this can be used in the treatment of sleeplessness and insomnia, doses can be 5 - 10 drops of the oil added to the bath water, this water can be used at night to bathe oneself as a therapeutic long term topical treatment for sleeplessness.
MASSAGE OIL – The flowers of the evening primrose can also be prepared into massage oil for topical treatments, this oil can be made by diluting about 5 - 10 drops of the pressed essential herbal oil in 25 ml of either almond or sunflower oil – mix the two oils well. The massage oil can be applied directly on affected areas of the body for the treatment of nerve pains, the oil can also be rubbed into the temples for ease from migraine and headaches.