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What are the benefits of evening primrose oil?

By Sergio Rogel Cayetano.
Last Update: 11/26/2019

Basically, evening primrose oil is an oil of vegetable origin obtained directly from this plant.

Evening primrose oil is rich in phytoestrogens, compounds similar to female hormones of vegetable origin, so it is used to improve symptoms of menopause, especially in mild cases.

In addition, it has been described that evening primrose oil can be useful for the treatment of premenstrual symptoms (feeling of swelling of the lower abdomen, headache, irritability ...)

Evening primrose oil has also been described as a long-term treatment that may be helpful in regulating the menstrual cycle.

As far as reproductive medicine is concerned, there is no evidence that this medicine improves a woman's state of fertility, except in the case of a patient who manages to regularise her previously anovulatory cycles with evening primrose oil.

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 Sergio Rogel Cayetano
Sergio Rogel Cayetano
MD
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology via M. I. R. at Hospital General de Alicante. He become an expert in Reproductive Medicine by working at different clinics of Alicante and Murcia, in Spain, until he joined the medical team of IVF Spain back in 2011.
License: 03-0309100
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology via M. I. R. at Hospital General de Alicante. He become an expert in Reproductive Medicine by working at different clinics of Alicante and Murcia, in Spain, until he joined the medical team of IVF Spain back in 2011. License: 03-0309100.
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