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evening primrose oil

Mirjana Veselinovic, Dragan Vasiljevic, Vesna Vucic, Aleksandra Arsic, Snjezana Petrovic, Aleksandra Tomic-Lucic, Maja Savic, Sandra Zivanovic, Vladislava Stojic, Vladimir Jakovljevic
(1) Background: Marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and ɤ-linolenic acid (GLA) are well-known anti-inflammatory agents that may help in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Their effects were examined in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; (2) Methods: Sixty patients with active rheumatoid arthritis were involved in a prospective, randomized trial of a 12 week supplementation with fish oil (group I), fish oil with primrose evening oil (group II), or with no supplementation (group III). Clinical and laboratory evaluations were done at the beginning and at the end of the study; (3) Results: The Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS 28 score), number of tender joints and visual analogue scale (VAS) score decreased notably after supplementation in groups I and II (p < 0...
March 25, 2017: Nutrients
Hyun Joo Lee, Sang Hyun Cho
Korean red ginseng (KRG) and ginsenosides exhibit diverse biological effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. We aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of KRG in a murine model of atopic dermatitis (AD) is mediated whether by diminishing the pruritus or by suppressing the inflammation. Thirty NC/Nga mice were randomly divided to 5 groups. AD-like skin lesions were induced by percutaneous challenge with 2,4,6-trinitro-1-chrolobenzene (TNCB) on the ears and backs of NC/Nga mice. KRG extract, evening primrose oil, cyclosporine, and phosphate-buffered saline were administered orally by a gastric tube...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Sarah M Mosaad, Sawsan A Zaitone, Amal A M Ahmed, Dina M Abo-Elmatty, Amani A El-Baz, Yasser M Moustafa
Celecoxib, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, produces thrombotic events in patients predisposed to cardiovascular risk factors. One theory reported an increase in endothelial expression of tissue factor (TF) as a predisposing factor. This work explored the effect of evening primrose oil (EPO), a source of prostaglandin E1, and forskolin (a cyclic adenosine monophosphate stimulator) against the prothrombotic effect of celecoxib in mice. Lipopolysaccharide mouse model of endotoxemia was used to induce an upregulation of TF activity...
January 26, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
Takashi Ide, Haruka Iwase, Saaya Amano, Saki Sunahara, Ayuka Tachihara, Minako Yagi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
Interrelated effects of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) and sesamin, a sesame lignan, on hepatic fatty acid synthesis and oxidation were examined. Rats were fed experimental diets supplemented with 0 or 2 g/kg sesamin (1:1 mixture of sesamin and episesamin) and containing 100 g/kg of palm oil (saturated fat), safflower oil rich in linoleic acid, or oil of evening primrose origin containing 43% GLA (GLA oil) for 18 days. In rats fed sesamin-free diets, GLA oil, compared with other oils, increased the activity and mRNA levels of various enzymes involved in fatty acid oxidation, except for some instances...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Mugtaba Osman, Einas Badawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
Mlc Tanchoco, A S Aguilar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Megan J Schlichte, Abbey Vandersall, Rajani Katta
In the context of increasing popularity of "natural" alternatives to conventional medicine, several dietary supplements have gained the attention of researchers and consumers alike in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). Readily available without a prescription and frequently perceived to have fewer side effects than traditional medications, these "natural" remedies may be featured in discussions with patients, and clinicians should therefore be familiar with their efficacy and safety. Based on trials to date, no dietary supplements can be recommended for routine use in the treatment of AD...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Kazim Emre Karasahin, Ulas Fidan, Ferdi Kinci, Serkan Bodur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Brittany L Vieira, Neil R Lim, Mary E Lohman, Peter A Lio
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative interventions are becoming increasingly utilized as adjuncts to conventional treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). While the number of studies continues to grow, the vastness of the subject coupled with the relatively poor quality and small size of the studies limit their usefulness to clinicians. PURPOSE: Our aim was to comprehensively review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative therapies for AD...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Ramin Sadeghi, Somayeh Abdolahian, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
BACKGROUND: Hot flashes are the most common symptoms experienced by women around the time of menopause. Many women are interested in herbal medicines because of fear of side effects of hormone therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of Iranian herbal medicines in alleviating hot flashes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE (1966 to January 2015), Scopus (1996 to January 2015), and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, issue 1, 2015) were searched along with, SID, Iran Medex, Magiran, Medlib and Irandoc...
March 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Mehri Jamilian, Maryam Karamali, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Nasrin Sharifi, Zahra Jafari, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Mahnaz Mahlouji, Zatollah Asemi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Lipids
Lindi van Zyl, Jan du Preez, Minja Gerber, Jeanetta du Plessis, Joe Viljoen
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different penetration enhancers, containing essential fatty acids (EFAs), on the transdermal delivery of flurbiprofen. Evening primrose oil (EPO), vitamin F, and Pheroid technology all contain fatty acids and were compared using a cream-based formulation. This selection was to ascertain whether EFAs solely, or EFAs in a Pheroid delivery system, would have a significant increase in the transdermal delivery of a compound. Membrane release studies were performed, and the results indicated the following rank order for flurbiprofen release from the different formulations: vitamin F > control > EPO > Pheroid...
January 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mehri Jamilian, Maryam Karamali, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Nasrin Sharifi, Zahra Jafari, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Mahnaz Mahlouji, Zatolla Asemi
UNLABELLED: Limited data are available assessing the effects of vitamin D and evening primrose oil (EPO) administration on markers of insulin resistance and lipid concentrations in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study was designed to evaluate the effects of vitamin D and EPO administration on insulin resistance and lipid concentrations among women with GDM. In this prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 60 participants with GDM were divided into 2 groups of either 1000 IU vitamin D3 and 1000 mg EPO or placebo for 6 weeks...
March 2016: Lipids
Dragan Vasiljevic, Mirjana Veselinovic, Maja Jovanovic, Nevena Jeremic, Aleksandra Arsic, Vesna Vucic, Aleksandra Lucic-Tomic, Sandra Zivanovic, Dragan Djuric, Vladimir Jakovljevic
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Reactive oxygen species have been considered as aggravating factors for autoimmune diseases. Fatty acids had been linked in reduction of various diseases by augment of their antioxidant potential and antiinflammatory mechanisms. The aim of this study was to assess the oxidative status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used concentrated fish oil only or concentrated fish oil in combination with evening primrose oil in a period of 3 months. Subjects were divided into three groups...
August 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Soheila Rezapour-Firouzi, Seyed Rafie Arefhosseini, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mamaghani, Behzad Baradaran, Elyar Sadeghihokmabad, Somaiyeh Mostafaei, Mohammadali Torbati, Mahtaj Chehreh
BACKGROUND: The effect of nutrition and dietary supplements as environmental factors has been suggested as possible factors affecting both disease risk and progression in on the course of multiple sclerosis with complex genetic-risk profiles. This study was aimed to assess regulation of surface-membrane enzymes such as Delta-6-desaturase (FADS2), secretory Phospholipase A2(sPLA2) by hemp seed and evening primrose oils as well as Hot-natured dietary intervention in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients...
October 2015: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Pragya Gartoulla, Susan R Davis, Roisin Worsley, Robin J Bell
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of, and factors associated with, the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and other symptoms of menopause in Australian women aged 40-65 years. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of Australian women aged 40-65 years living independently in the community. Women able to complete a questionnaire in English were recruited by telephone between October 2013 and March 2014 from a large, representative, national, continually refreshed database derived from the electoral roll...
August 3, 2015: Medical Journal of Australia
Saw Ohn Mar, Fatehpal Malhi, Syed Hamid Syed Rahim, Chin Tong Chua, Sarjeet Singh Sidhu, Sugathan Sandheep
This cross-sectional study investigated the use of alternative medications to alleviate menopause-related symptoms among Malay, Chinese, and Indian women of Ipoh city. The prevalence, types, effectiveness, and associated factors were determined. The prevalence of alternative medication use was 41.4%. Evening primrose oil (EPO) was the most popular medication used (18.1%), followed by soy-based products (12.3%), green tea (6.8%), and gingko (5.8%). The medication was reported to be highly effective by 58.3% of soya bean diet users and 41...
November 2015: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Bogdan Smyk
The synergy between β-carotene and tocopherols--antioxidants protecting oils from oxidation, was analyzed in a model system. The model used stripped borage and evening primrose oils. A chlorophyll extract, β-carotene and one of the tocopherols were added together or separately to the oils. Oil oxidation was initiated by singlet oxygen that was produced by chlorophylls irradiated with the use of a xenon lamp equipped with the cut-off 600 nm filter. Experiments were carried out at two mole ratios of tocopherols to β-carotene, i...
September 1, 2015: Food Chemistry
V Madhok, M Futamura, K S Thomas, S Barbarot
This review provides a summary of key findings from 22 systematic reviews on atopic eczema (AE) published over the 2-year period from January 2012 to 31 December 2013, focusing on prevention and treatment of AE. For an update of systematic reviews on the epidemiology, mechanisms of disease and methodological issues, see Part 1 of this update. Based on current systematic review evidence, the most promising intervention for the prevention of AE is the use of probiotics (and possibly prebiotics) during the late stages of pregnancy and early life...
June 2015: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
J Langhorst, H Wulfert, R Lauche, P Klose, H Cramer, G J Dobos, J Korzenik
OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] as defined by the National Institute of Health in Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD], ie Crohn's disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC], with the exception of dietary and nutritional supplements, and manipulative therapies. METHODS: A computerized search of databases [Cochrane Library, Pubmed/Medline, PsychINFO, and Scopus] through March 2014 was performed. We screened the reference sections of original studies and systematic reviews in English language for CAM in IBD, CD and UC...
January 2015: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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