evening primrose oil


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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.
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