evening primrose oil


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evening primrose oil

an oil produced by cold extraction from the ripe seeds of Oenothera biennis, the evening primrose, used internally in the treatment of mastalgia, premenstrual syndrome, and atopic eczema.

evening primrose oil

Herbal medicine
An extract of evening primrose that is rich in gamma-linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids, which is antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive and thrombolytic, and has been widely used for everything from hangnails to terminal cancer. Anecdotal reports suggest that evening primrose oil may be useful in treating alcoholism, post-binge-drinking depression, asthma, atopic dermatitis, attention deficit disorder, breast engorgement, brittle nails, cardiovascular disease, dry eyes, eczema, migraines, multiple sclerosis, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia and other conditions. Such claims have not been FDA approved.

Toxicity
Headaches, nausea, rashes.

e·ven·ing prim·rose oil

(ēvning primrōz oyl)
An herbal supplement used to treat female disorders, skin disorders, and heart disease; serious adverse effects reported; contraindicated in pregnant patients.

evening primrose oil

A drug used in the treatment of allergic skin disease (atopic eczema) and claimed to be effective, without good evidence, for many other condition.

evening primrose oil

one of the few plant oils containing γ-linolenic acid. Obtained from seeds of Oenothera biennis, it is used for its anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of skin diseases.
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Evening primrose oil has an antiinflammatory effect which will help with her itching.
One active substance in evening primrose oil is thought to be an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linoleic acid, which in rats has been shown to cause central hypotension.
Breast milk contains GLA in a similar concentration to that found in evening primrose oil which is one reason why breast-fed babies are less likely to develop eczema.
The Food and Drug Administration recently won a lawsuit to prohibit the sale of evening primrose oil, on the grounds that the oil is not generally recognized as safe and is not approved for use as a food additive.
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Daily doses of evening primrose oil and fish oils will reduce any inflammation.
Taking Evening Primrose Oil may help - and cut down on caffeine to reduce water retention.
In a previous study, supplementation with evening primrose oil (which contains gamma-linolenic acid, the presumed active ingredient in borage oil) did not enhance weight loss in overweight women.
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Q I HEARD Evening Primrose Oil helps with sore breasts but I can't take it as I get stomach pains.
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