Evening primrose

Evening primrose has a history of being used for inflammation. May even be used for diabetes.

Evening primrose Overview

Reviewed: June 18, 2014
Updated: 

Evening primrose is a plant.

Evening primrose is used most often for inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Evening primrose may also be used for conditions affecting women’s health, such as breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

In addition, Evening primrose may be used for cancer and diabetes.

Common side effects of Evening primrose include gastrointestinal upset and headache.

Evening primrose Cautionary Labels

precautions

Evening primrose is used most often for inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis. 

Evening primrose may also be used for conditions affecting women’s health, such as breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

In addition, Evening primrose may be used for cancer and diabetes.

Evening primrose may be used for other conditions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Side Effects of Evening primrose

Common side effects of include the following:

  • gastrointestinal upset
  • headache

This is not a complete list of Evening primrose side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Evening primrose Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

This is not a complete list of Evening primrose drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

Evening primrose Precautions

Special precautions & warnings:

  • The safety of long-term use of Evening primrose oil has not been established.