Quoting stfubeeouch:" Evening prim rose oil Does it help ripen the cervix (thin)? I'm confused on what it actually does. I've ... [snip!] ... always seem to read that women use it to induce but I was under the impression that it only helps the cervix prepare for labor."
It supposedly can help ripen the cervix, but according to a local (well ex-local since I moved) midwife, it's no longer being recommended even for that. I'm not positive and I'm too lazy to go back and read up on it, but I believe it's recently become linked to premature rupture of membranes so many people are no longer recommending it.