• Evening Primrose Oil
    • What it Does:
      • Relieves pain and is used to treat chronic, and migraine headaches
      • Used to treat aging problems, acne, heart disease, symptoms of menopause, evening primrosemultiple sclerosis and obesity
      • Regulates hormones and improves nerve function
      • Used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Essential for cell structure and improves skin elasticity
      • Relieves hemorrhoids, bruises, wounds and skin problems
      • Used to treat Premenstrual Syndrome
      • Used to treat menstrual breast pain
      • Used as a complementary treatment for certain cancers
    • Where it’s found:
      • Evening primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose plant
    • Why take a supplement?
      • Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA and it is this fatty acid that is largely responsible for the remarkable healing properties of the plant. In fact, Evening Primrose contains one of the highest concentrations known of this important substance and only a few other plants contain it at all. .
    • Downsides:
      • Some people have reported headache, stomach upset and nausea after use
      • May raise the risk of bleeding for people who take anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication
      • May raise the risk of seizures for those taking medicine to treat schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders
    • Possible Interactions
      • Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants)
        • Aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix).
      • Blood pressure medications
      • Phenothizines — to treat schizophrenia
      • Medications to control seizures
      • Anti-Depressants
      • Citalopram (Celexa)
      • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
      • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
      • Paroxetine (Paxil)
      • Sertraline (Zoloft)

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