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What Is Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening primrose oil is taken from the seeds of the North American Evening Primrose plant used historically by Native Americans to treat a wide range of disorders.
What Is Evening Primrose Oil Used For?
High-strength evening primrose oil capsules from Pharmas are rich in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) which are used by the body to help regulate bodily functions such as the immune system, circulation, blood pressure, and can benefit skin, nails and hair. It is often take by women at the onset of their periods to help with PMS and period pains and during the menopause.
High strength 1000mg capsules
Rich in GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid)
May by used to regulate hormone levels
May help to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails
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Evening Primrose Oil Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening Primrose oil is made from the oils extracted from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant – scientific name Oenothera biennis. Widely known for its bright yellow flowers that only bloom in the evening, this plant has been widely used by early Native Americans as a natural remedy and food source. The Evening Primrose plant is native to North America. The most valuable portions of the plant are the flowering buds, which produce seed that are dried and then extracted for oil.
What Are The Origins And History Of The Plant?
The Evening Primrose plant generally blooms from June to September and grows naturally in meadows, grasslands and in dry, open soil. According to accounts by early Native Americans, the entire Evening Primrose plant is edible – roots, leaves, flowers and all. After early European settlers in North America discovered the plant, it was taken back to Europe, South America and England.
What Makes Evening Primrose Oil So Effective?
Evening Primrose oil is so effective because it is a natural source of essential fatty acids. The oils extracted from the plant’s seeds contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that is crucial building block for promoting human growth and development. This fatty acid can only be extracted from a handful of plants and is not readily available in other foods.
How Is Evening Primrose Oil Processed For Consumer Use?
Evening Primrose oil must be processed before it is made available for consumer use. The plant’s seeds must be pressed to extract oil from the seeds. You can also grind the seeds of the plant and sprinkle them over yogurt, add them to your morning cereal or use them as an extra ingredient in homemade granola bars.
In What Form Is Evening Primrose Oil Available For Purchase?
In most cases, Evening Primrose oil is available in a liquid form or by capsule. In some places, Evening Primrose seeds might be available for sale to be used in foods and cereals.
Where Can I Purchase Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening Primrose oil is not available by prescription in most places throughout the world. The oil can be purchased at local health food stores or in homeopathic shops. Evening Primrose oil can also be purchased online.
What Are The Dosage Instructions For Evening Primrose Oil?
In most cases, it is recommended that individuals only consume 3-4 grams of Evening Primrose oil daily.
What Health Conditions Can Evening Primrose Oil Help?
While there is no scientific research to prove the overall effectiveness of Evening Primrose oil, many homeopathic medicine practitioners use the oil for a variety of health conditions and illnesses. Some believe the oil is a great treatment for eczema, a skin condition in which the dermis becomes itchy and inflamed due to allergies or other skin irritations. The oil is also commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and breast pain and discomfort. Because essential fatty acids help reduce inflammation, Evening Primrose oil is commonly used to treat women's health conditions such as menstrual cramping and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The oil has also been helpful in managing symptoms related to cancer and diabetes.
Are There Any Cautions And Safety Concerns For Evening Primrose Oil Use?
Anyone thinking about adding Evening Primrose oil to their general health care routine should be aware of the plant’s possible side effects. While most people tolerate the oil well, some individuals have reported mild side effects such as stomach discomfort, headache and diarrhea. It is also advised that pregnant women avoid using the substance. In addition to pregnant women, individuals using certain herbal supplements should be cautious when using the oil. When used in combination with certain herbs and supplements, Evening Primrose oil has been known to slow blood clotting - increasing the risk of bleeding in some. If you commonly use clove, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, red clover or turmeric, avoid using Evening Primrose oil.
Evening Primrose Oil Tips
If you’re currently using homeopathic treatments like Evening Primrose oil, be sure to discuss your alternative medicine regime with your physician to avoid dangerous drug interactions or potentially harmful side effects.
Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg
|Dosage||Take one to three capsules daily with food|
|Symptom Or Treatment||High Blood Pressure, Immune System, Joint Pain, PMS, Reproduction, Skin Conditions|
|Cautions||Do not exceed the stated dosage Store in a cool dry place Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18 Always consult your GP before taking Nutritional Supplements, especially if you have an existing medical condition or are taking medication Consult you GP if pregnant or lactating Keep out of reach of children You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet Epileptics and those taking medications for schizophrenia should avoid EPO supplements|
|Product Source||Manufactured by BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited facilities. Also GMP and Ethical Audit compliant.|