The Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil
EPO has been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - has been shown to eradicate swollen abdomen and breast discomfort as well as reducing irritability and depression.
Eczema and other skin disorders - available on prescription for eczema. Psoriasis may be helped by EPO and Fish Oils.
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure - has been shown to reduce high serum cholesterol and blood pressure, but may take several weeks to achieve.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - sufferers have discontinued use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after supplementation, but is more effective when taken with fish oils.
Alcoholism - may make withdrawal easier and reduce post drinking depression.
Immune System - low levels of essential fatty acids may stop the action of interferon, the body’s natural virus killer.
Other conditions - Obesity, Benign Breast Disease, Childhood Hyperactivity and Schizophrenia have all been shown to be helped by EPO supplementation.
Contra-indications / Precautions
Should be avoided by persons taking blood thinning products such as aspirin and warfarin.
Not recommended for people with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Probably best avoided during pregnancy due to effects on hormones.