Description: Evening primrose oil is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis, weak bones (osteoporosis), Raynaud’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), Jorgen’s syndrome, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, a movement disorder in children called dyspraxia, leg pain due to blocked blood vessels (intermittent claudication), alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia.
Women use evening primrose oil in pregnancy for preventing high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), shortening labor, starting labor, and preventing late deliveries. Women also use evening primrose oil for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes.
Possibly effective for...Breast pain (mastalgia). It may not be effective for long-term severe breast pain, though.
Osteoporosis, when used in combination with calcium and fish oils.
Evening primrose oil for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); asthma; nerve damage related to diabetes; an itching disorder called neurodermatitis; hyperactivity in children and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obesity and weight loss; whooping cough; and gastrointestinal disorders including ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease.
Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA
Evening primrose oil contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is necessary for good health.
Evening primrose oil supplements treat conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Eczema or atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions
Breast pain during menstruation.