OREGANO OIL DOES HAVE SIDE EFFECTS
Side Effects from Using Oregano Oil
Oregano oil may, in individuals who are allergic, or on other medication, cause mild to severe side effects, and may need to be avoided entirely.
There are vast side effects to be aware of when taking oregano oil internally if you are allergic, or on other medication. They include:
- Nausea, tiredness, headache and vomiting.
- Skin eruptions.
- Irritation of skin, and mucous membranes.
- Worsening of symptoms.
- Stomach irritation.
- Rashes, itching, swelling and wheezing.
Before using oregano oil we highly recommend assesing if oregano oil is suitable for use, by:
Topically: Applying a patch test. Moisturize 1 drop onto your wrist. If after 30 minutes there is no redness, itchiness, or irritation you can safely apply oregano oil onto skin.
Internally: Taking 1 drop after a small meal. Place 1 drop under your tongue and swallow with water or juice. If after 30 minutes there is no severe headache, severe nausea or vomiting you can safely ingest oregano oil.
It is possible to reduce the intensity and duration of side effects. To keep side effects at a minimum:
- DO NOT take oregano oil undiluted.
- DO NOT take oregano oil containing synthetic carvacrol.
- DO NOT overdose.
You MUST seek a healthcare professional’s advice, and/or avoid oregano oil entirely if ANY of the following apply to you:
- You are allergic to mint, thyme or basil.
- You are pregnant, or nursing.
- You are taking other medication from your doctor.