What Are The Uses Of Evening primrose oil?
Evening primrose oil has a special place in traditional medicine. It is prepared from seeds of evening primrose. Its medicinal value is due to the presence of omega -6 – essential fatty acids and it:
Treats rheumatoid arthritis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), atopic dermatitis, asthma, breast pain during menstruation, psoriasis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, heart disease, Raynaud's, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal disorders.
Relieves itching disorder, whooping cough, hot flashes.
Reduces obesity, hyperactivity in children and symptoms of attention deficit – hyperactivity syndrome.
What Are The Side Effects Of Evening primrose oil?
Evening primrose oil is possibly safe, but in some cases like overdose may cause:
- A headache, nausea
- Rash, dizziness
- Stomach upset, diarrhoea
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Evening primrose oil?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards evening primrose oil or any other allergies.
- Bleeding disorder, epilepsy (seizures)
- Mania, high blood pressure
- Depression, pregnancy
- Any recent surgery