English name: Eveving Primrose oil
Definition: Fixed oil obtained from seeds by cold pressing or extraction
Scientific name of the plant: Oenothera biennis L. (Oenothera lamarckiana)
The family of the plant: Onagraceae
Turkish name of the plant: Evening primrose or night primrose
Color: Medium yellow
Fragrance: Mild and sweet
EFFECTS, APPLICATIONS AND USAGE
- It is used 4 times a day from 500mg capsules to reduce premenstrual and menstrual period complaints.
- In menstrual period breast pain (mastalgia), 500mg and 1300mg capsules are taken orally several times a day, with a total daily dose of 3-4g, or 2-4ml of oil is dripped into half a cup of water and used internally.
- It is used in hot flashes during menopause from 500mg capsules twice a day for 6 weeks.
- In order to relieve itching (eczema) seen in sudden (acute) and long-standing (chronic) dry skin disorders, 1 ml of the product containing 20% evening primrose oil is applied to the eczema area in young, adults and elderly people, or a single dose of 2 g daily total. 500mg and 1300mg capsules are taken orally several times a day, with the dose being 4-6g.
- For the treatment of mild bruises and wounds, 2-3 drops of fixed oil are applied to the affected area.
- Against hair loss, the hair is massaged with fixed oil and waited for 30 minutes. Then the hair is washed with shampoo and rinsed with plenty of water.
- In order to get results during the treatment with fixed oil, the drug forms (capsules) containing the oil must be used for 3 months.
- It should not be used in cases of hypersensitivity to the active components of the oil.
-In case of an allergic reaction, the oil should be applied to a small area of the skin and waited for 1 hour before use. If no reaction occurs, it should be applied to the skin.
It should not be used in children under 12 years of age.
-A pharmacist or physician should be consulted if complaints persist for more than 8 weeks or if symptoms worsen during use.
During use, some hypersensitivity reactions such as gastrointestinal complaints, indigestion, nausea, soft stools, increase in body temperature, skin rash and blisters, and headache have been reported as undesirable effects.
When taken in high doses, it causes mild diarrhea and abdominal pain.
- If undesirable effects other than those mentioned above are observed, a pharmacist or physician should be consulted.
-The oil should be used with caution in epileptic patients and in patients with a history of schizophrenia. The use of oil in schizophrenic patients treated with phenothiazine group drugs may cause schizophrenic seizures.
- It should not be taken with blood thinners.
- It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.
- It should be kept out of reach of children.
It can be stored for 6 months in fully filled, airtight, tightly closed glass containers, at room temperature, in dry environments, protected from heat, light and humidity.