Skip to comments.The Claim: Evening Primrose Oil Soothes Eczema
Posted on 04/30/2013 8:47:58 PM PDT by neverdem
It may not exactly be a household name, but evening primrose, a bright yellow plant native to North America, has a large following in the alternative medicine world.
The seeds of the plant contain essential fatty acids, which are used to make an oil that has a variety of uses as a dietary supplement and folk remedy. Its most popular use may be for eczema, the skin condition that affects as many as one in five people. Widely marketed and easy to find, primrose oil contains gamma linoleic acid, which is thought to help reduce skin inflammation without the side effects of other treatments.
But a large new study suggests that people using evening primrose oil for eczema may want to save their money instead...
Evening primrose and borage oils are widely used remedies for eczema, but according to research, they provide no benefits.
(Excerpt) Read more at well.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Thanks for the link.
What about the heartbreak of psoriasis?
Ah, something from Picasso’s Dry Flaky Skin period.
Are you making fun of an old 1970’s commercial or people with psoriasis?
This condition though not life threatening, can be very ugly, embarrassing., and uncomfortable to those who suffer with it.
Often genetic, it is hard to control, and takes constant attention from a medical professional and a control regime that must become a lifestyle.
My husband has this condition. I'm glad that his friends are of the caliber who do not believe making fun of people is....amusing.
I am making fun of the old commercial.
That commercial was not very far off point.
Possibly. For me, it is just an annoyance.
Saw similar photos during a visit with a dermatologist when I was a kid.
Cheaper than Dr. Scripts and works excellent.
My granddaughter has had issues with baby eczema since birth (she’s now 16 mos.) and her parents have found tea tree oil to be an effective topical treatment. Their doctor is also looking at diet but they haven’t settled on a possible cause.
How long does it last (i.e. how often do you have to apply it)?
They apply tea tree oil after every bath and twice a day. It certainly appears better to me.
Does it actually eliminate the redness and cause the skin to have a normal appearance?
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