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Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more


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Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Yes and yes: Beta carotene and evening primrose oil are both very safe and are useful nutrients for your baby as well as for you. Consider taking a supplement containing DHA, en essential oil from fish, as this is very important for your baby's neurological development. ...Read more

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I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

Yes: As far as anyone knows evening primrose oil is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/461841-can-i-take-evening-primrose-while-breastfeeding/ for more information. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Could i take vitamin b complex while taking prenatal multi + dha, D3 1000iu, and evening primrose oil 500 mg and breastfeeding? Or is that dangerous?

Why: You can take these medication while breast feeding, but as i'm sure you've read, it's so much better to try to get your nutrients from real food, fruits, vegetables, etc., than from supplements. Your body absorbs better and you're not exposed to possible additive ingredients. See if you can make changes to diet before spending money on supplements. ...Read more

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Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Evening primrose: Like many other substances, this oil has been used in history for various purposes. It has no proven effectiveness in any condition i could find. You could use it, but shouldn't count on its' helpiing anything but the sales of where you bought it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use evening primrose oil vaginally at 34 weeks if already dilated 1cm?

Is it safe to use evening primrose oil vaginally at 34 weeks if already dilated 1cm?

Would not do because: Evening primrose oil is commonly advised by midwives to "ripen" the cervix but they usually recommend taking it orally & not vaginally until 39 weeks. See http://herbs.Lovetoknow.Com/evening_primrose_oil_for_cervical_dilation however, the one study done on this found that oral evening primrose oil did not help & might cause harm: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0091218299000555. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?

Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Depends: Oil of primrose is often used for pms and has an additional fat for those who need it. It is usually fine to take and causes few symptoms, perhaps GI is the most common. You need about 1-2 grams for it to help with pms. It does not help everyone but it is worth a try rather than a prescription drug. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more