Evening Primrose Oil for High Blood Pressure

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series High Blood Pressure

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Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is one of my very favorite natural remedies!  I use it for so many different ailments…dry eyes, PMS, bacterial infections, and a plethora of other things.  It’s even good for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.

Honestly, I didn’t know that EPO was also good for managing high blood pressure.  But, once I started doing research, I found that it totally makes sense that EPO is good for high blood pressure because it is full of essential fatty acids, specifically Omega 6.

Now, because EPO can lower blood pressure, you need to be really careful about taking EPO if you are taking blood pressure medications.  Allowing your blood pressure to get too low is just a detrimental as allowing it to get too high.  There are a couple of other cautions about taking EPO…don’t take it if:

  • you have epilepsy or seizures
  • bleeding or blood problems
  • you are taking Phenothizines for schizophrenia
  • you are taking medications to control seizures
  • you are taking antidepressants
  • you are taking blood thinners

The BEST brand of EPO is GNC’s Women’s Formula 1300 mg.  You can purchase it here.  It is a very high quality product with enough milligrams that I can take fewer gel caps to get my daily dose than if I were to use other brands.  And, it is a GREAT price…under 20 bucks!

Do you use EPO?  If so, what type of success or problems have you experienced?

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