Evening primrose (call it still an oslinnik) is a very mysterious plant. His flowers bloom only at night, but to treat the body is not this main advantage. Very deservedly, the evening primrose is called a deposit of useful substances. And although there are not so many of them, but the benefits are simply impressive.
Evening primrose oil is sold in any pharmacy and it refers to biologically active food additives (BAA). It contains essential fatty acids omega-6, mainly linoleic acid. Also, this oil is rich in vitamin E, so it is widely used in skin care for the face and body.
It is known that essential fatty acids play a vital role in our health, but the body is unable to produce the right amount of linoleic acid on its own, and therefore they recommend that it "help" by taking additional drugs that contain it. Ideal for evening primrose oil.
There are plenty of medical indications for use:
- hormonal disorders in men and women;
- prophylaxis of endometriosis;
- help with infertility;
- menopausal disorders;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- decreased vision;
- diseases of the nervous system;
- treatment of non-healing wounds;
- pain relief;
- skin rejuvenation;
- lowering cholesterol in the blood;
- Improved immune defense.
And this list is far from complete.
And whether it is possible to apply evening primrose oil during pregnancy? Many doctors will answer this question: it is necessary! For a pregnant woman and her child, this oil is simply irreplaceable.
First, it helps restore the natural hormonal background. If before the pregnancy the woman used hormonal contraceptives, then her hormonal system somehow suffered. Primrose oil corrects the situation.
Secondly, it is with the help of this plant that your birth can pass quickly and successfully. Taking primrose oil, you will increase the elasticity of the ligaments in the small pelvis and prepare the cervix for childbirth (it will open more quickly and you can avoid ruptures). Also, you prevent the appearance of stretch marks, which are so often worried about newly mummies.
Evening primrose oil is useful not only for a pregnant woman, but also for her future baby. It is proved that the polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in it stimulate the activity of the fetal brain and promote the proper development of the nervous system of the future baby.
Apply the drug (evening primrose oil is released in capsules) according to a certain pattern: 1 capsule per day for 34-35 weeks of pregnancy, 2 capsules - at 36-37 weeks, and starting at 38 weeks - 3 capsules.
However, before using, it is advisable to consult a doctor. With individual intolerance of the product components, side effects are possible that may affect the development of the baby's future.
Future and held mothers on the Internet forums actively share their impressions of taking evening primrose oil during pregnancy. Many are delighted, but there are some who are categorically opposed, although they did not accept this product.
Probably, much depends on our views on life in general and the intake of dietary supplements in particular.
Health to you and your puzozhitelyam!