Women’s Health and Evening Primrose Oil

Women’s Health and Evening Primrose Oil

Obtained from the seeds of a North American wildflower (Oenothera biennis), evening primrose oil (EPO) is widely used thanks to the omega 6 fatty acids, linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) inherently present in the oil. Research has shown that the use of EPO may be beneficial in a variety of conditions, such as dermatitis, hormone imbalances and diabetic neuropathy. A study reported a statistically significant improvement in neuropathy scores – including nerve conduction tests – in those taking EPO for six months.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2019