This is about evening primrose, including its hormonal properties and use for breast enhancement. Evening primrose is commonly used to treat hot-flashes.
The genus of evening primrose goes by the scientific name of Oenothera. Evening primrose belongs to the Onagraceae family.
Primrose refers to a different genus of Primula of the Primulaceae family.
Evening primrose contains a precuror to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1 or alprostadil) which likely raises FSH. This precursor to PGE1 is gamolenic acid (gamma-Linolenic Acid) an omega 6 fatty acid.
Evening primrose causes opposing effects on the breasts depending on bodily hormone levels. Oenothera has the ability to increase estrogenic symptoms. It is notable that androgenic symptoms such as alcopecia or hirsutism don't increase, no matter when evening primrose is taken. When evening primrose is taken during the begining of proliferative phase, it raises temperature and has the ability to cause hot-flashes, but after a while, temperature levels seem to lower, sometimes below the previous temperature. This suggests that Oenothera lowers estrogens at first, but then gradually starts increasing estrogens.
Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially during fertility years. Another issue with herbal extracts, is that they may not have the full range of properties of the herb. If opting to use herb extracts, use no more than 1 drop at a time, diluted in a food-grade carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil) or water.
For more, see precautions.
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Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Classification: Oenothera. https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=display&classid=OENOT.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Oenothera. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=8398.
- USDA Classification: Primula. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PRIMU.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Primula. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=9834.
- MESH: Alprostadil. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68000527.
- MESH: Gamma-Linolenic Acid. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/?term=gamolenic+acid.
- NIH: Evening Primrose Oil . https://nccih.nih.gov/health/eveningprimrose.
- A comparative study on the effect of “black cohosh” and “evening primrose oil” on menopausal hot flashes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5868221/.
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