Evening Primrose Oil Blog Posts

  • Evening Primrose Oil "the King's Cure-all"
    on Jan 31, 2012 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil "the King's Cure-all" Once touted as "the King's Cure-all", evening primrose oil has been praised for centuries for its healing powers in a wide range of ailments. The secret of the evening primrose is in the seed, which contain...
  • Evening Primrose Oil For Acne
    on Jan 27, 2012 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil For AcneHow Does Evening Primrose Oil Work on Acne?Aside from treating swelling and itchiness, there are other symptoms of acne which Evening Primrose Oil can help alleviate.InflammationAny other signs that are leading to, or are...
  • Possible Evening Primrose Oil Interactions
    on Jan 21, 2012 in evening primrose oil
    Possible Evening Primrose Oil Interactions:If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use Evening Primrose Oil without first talking to your health care provider.Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants...
  • Medicinal Uses of Evening Primrose Oil and Indications
    on Jan 16, 2012 in evening primrose oil
    Medicinal Uses of Evening Primrose Oil and Indications:Evening Primrose Oil is used mostly to relieve the itchiness causes by certain skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis. It is also used to ease breast tenderness from premenstrual syndrome...
  • What's Evening Primrose Oil Made Of?
    on Jan 10, 2012 in evening primrose oil
    What's Evening Primrose Oil Made Of?Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the seeds and prepared as medicine using a chemical called hexane. The seeds have up to 25% essential fatty acids including linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GL...
  • Evening primrose oil (Oenothera biennis L.)
    on Oct 23, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    EVENING PRIMROSE OILBackgroundEvening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied in a wide variety ofdisorders, particularly those affec...
  • Evening Primrose Oil- Prevent diabetes-associated nerve damage
    on Sep 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil- Prevent diabetes-associated nerve damageResearch indicates that the GLA in evening primrose oil can help prevent, and in some cases even reverse, the nerve damage (neuropathy) so commonly seen with diabetes. In a year-long study...
  • Evening Primrose Oil Help treat acne and rosacea
    on Aug 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil Help treat acne and rosaceaBy working to dilute sebum, a thick oily substance that is oversecreted in some people with acne, the essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil may reduce the risk of pores becoming clogged and lesi...
  • Evening primrose oil (EPO)
    on Aug 7, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil, what does it do? Evening primrose oil (EPO), black currant seed oil, and borage oil contain gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 has ant...
  • Evening Primrose Oil
    on Aug 1, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    What is Evening Primrose Oil?Evening Primrose Oil, a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is well known for modifying the inflammatory response and maintaining hormonal balance. This versatile oil comes from the tiny seeds of a wildflower, O...
  • Evening Primrose Oil- Counter impotence and female infertility
    on Jul 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil- Counter impotence and female infertilityBy promoting blood flow, the GLA in evening primrose oil can help treat a primary cause of male impotence; compromised circulation leading to impaired penile blood flow. The oil is often t...
  • Evening Primrose Oil for Atopic Dermatitis
    on Jul 20, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil for Atopic DermatitisWith concerns about using topical corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis sometimes reaching phobic proportions,1 the emergence of a natural plant oil extract as a possible alternative treatment was well receiv...
  • EVENING PRIMROSE OIL - ORAL
    on Jul 5, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    EVENING PRIMROSE OIL - ORALUSES: Evening primrose oil has been used for decreasing the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and by decreasing the risk of blood clots (decreased platelet aggregation). It has also been used for controlling sym...
  • Evening Primrose Oil-Ease the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis
    on Jun 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil-Ease the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritisSupplementation with evening primrose oil and other sources of GLA has been shown to lessen the joint pain and swelling of this crippling disease. A six-month study reported...
  • Evening Primrose Oil-Relieve the discomforts of PMS, menstruation, endometriosis and fibrocystic breasts
    on May 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil-Relieve the discomforts of PMS, menstruation, endometriosis and fibrocystic breastsBy interfering with the production of inflammatory prostaglandins released during menstruation, the GLA in evening primrose oil can help to lessen...
  • Evening Primrose Oil Beneficial
    on Apr 27, 2011 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil BeneficialResearch has also shown GLA in evening primrose oil to be beneficial for a number of other conditions including: * arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis, where studies with GLA in evening primrose oil show signif...
  • Why evening primrose oil works
    on Aug 27, 2010 in evening primrose oil
    Why evening primrose oil worksEvening primrose oil provides a pure dose of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), which has few sources in nature. But it's important to know how the GLA in evening primrose oil works so that you can decide whether you need it or...
  • Evening Primrose Oil Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements
    on Sep 24, 2009 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements In animal studies, gamma-linolenic acid (an ingredient of evening primrose oil) is reported to lower blood pressure. Therefore, in theory, evening primrose oil may have effects on b...
  • EVENING PRIMROSE OIL Uses based on scientific evidence
    on Sep 24, 2009 in evening primrose oil
    EVENING PRIMROSE OIL Uses based on scientific evidenceAtopic dermatitis (eczema) There are several studies of evening primrose oil taken by mouth for eczema. Large well-designed studies are needed before a strong recommendation can be made. Evening p...
  • Evening Primrose Oil Precautions:
    on Sep 24, 2009 in evening primrose oil
    Evening Primrose Oil Precautions:Evening Primrose Oil is generally safe when used in recommended dosages. Reported side effects are rare and mild, and include nausea, stomach pain, and headache. Stomach pain and loose stools may be indications that t...
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