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Evening Primrose Oil

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We are an accredited firm engaged in supplying and exporting Evening Primrose Oil. Procured from the certified vendors, these oil are free from any chemical additive or other impurity. Our products are widely appreciated among clients for their purity, longer shelf life and natural composition. These not only cure skin problems, but are also helpful in treating asthma, neurodermatitis, whooping cough and gastrointestinal disorders. To meet the variegated demands of  clients, we offer Evening Primrose Oil in varied quantities.

Application:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Food industry
  • Soap industry

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Evening Primerose Oil (Crude & Natural)
Evening Primerose Oil (As per BP)
Evening Primerose Oil GLA 9%/10%/11%/12%

 

Evening primrose oil is found in the plant's seeds and is high in the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Essential fatty acids -- such as omega-6, found in EPO, and omega-3, found in fish oil -- are used as building blocks for a number of molecules in the body. Your body needs a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for good health. In addition to evening primrose oil, GLA is found in borage oil.

 

Oil is extracted from the seeds and prepared as medicine using a chemical called hexane. The seeds have up to 25% essential fatty acids including linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Both LA and GLA belong to the omega-6 family of fatty acids. The body needs a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) to stay healthy.



EPO is used mostly to relieve the itchiness causes by certain skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis. It is also used to ease breast tenderness from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or other causes. Some of the uses for EPO include:

 

Eczema


Eczema symptoms include redness and scaling in addition to itching. More than 30 human studies report the benefits of EPO for eczema and dermatitis. A study of 1,207 patients found that EPO helped relieve symptoms from skin conditions, including itching, crusting, edema (fluid, swelling), and redness. EPO can be used in children and adults with skin conditions.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Many women throughout the world take EPO to reduce symptoms of PMS, although there isn' t any real scientific evidence that it works. In one review of 10 studies that used EPO to treat PMS, only two were well designed. Both of those studies found that EPO had no effect on PMS symptoms.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Although a few studies have found that people with RA who took EPO felt better, the studies were hampered by poor design and high drop-out rates. Also, there wasn' t any evidence that taking EPO actually helped slow down the joint damage that happens with RA. Rheumatoid arthritis should be treated with conventional medications, to slow down or stop permanent joint damage.

Raynaud' s phenomenon One small study suggests that taking EPO may help reduce symptoms in some people with Raynaud' s phenomenon. But the study found no difference in hand temperature between people who took EPO and those who took placebo. More studies are needed.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a nerve condition where people with diabetes have numbness, tingling, pain, burning, or lack of sensation in their feet and legs. Two studies have found that GLA may help reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.

Breast pain. Although there is not a lot of scientific evidence, EPO is widely used to treat breast pain (mastalgia) in a number of European countries. A few studies have found that EPO seemed to help, but they have not been well-designed studies. Other studies show no benefit.