You can avoid Oil of Oregano side effects (also called Oregano Oil) when you employ your common sense and follow some simple guidelines.
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I recommend taking the extra time to review the article. Thanks to one of our readers for sharing that link! Meanwhile, here are a few basic guidelines to follow:
1: When pregnant or nursing, consult your health care practitioner before using Oil of Oregano. Chances are you'll want to avoid it.
2: Remember that Oregano Oil sold in the essential oil form is often stronger than some preparations sold as Oil of Oregano, and so will need to be diluted before using. Get instructions from the producer of the product for safe dosages.
3: Some recommend not treating children at all with this product. Others have used it for their children without any dangerous side effects. That said - do use caution if you're considering treating a child with Oil of Oregano, and do not let a child swallow the product at any dose. Again, follow the recommendations of your trusted health care practitioner to prepare a safe application for your child (I would venture that applying it topically, such as a diluted dose to the soles of the feet for absorption, is a safer method for treating children).
4: When applying Oil of Oregano (or Oregano Oil) topically, dilute it with olive oil or coconut oil. Dilute especially well for sensitive regions such as mucous membranes, genital areas. Avoid getting it in your eyes.
5: When taking Oil of Oregano (or Oregano Oil) internally, start small, and work up to larger doses. Always drink a large glass of water along with the dose to help your body flush out toxins which may be released as the potent elements in the oil kill pathenogens.
You might like to put the dose of oil into an empty capsule before swallowing to avoid any unpleasant tastes in your mouth.
Oil of Oregano Side Effects - Possible Toxicity
Avoid toxicity from high levels of thymol by only purchasing oil made from Origanum vulgare, and use the smallest recommended dose to start, working your way up gradually to larger doses. Some people are more sensitive than others, so it's best to start small and work up from there.
Oil of Oregano Side Effects – “Die off symptoms”
Die off symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headache, extreme fatigue – this can be caused by the liver releasing dead pathogens. Help minimize these unpleasant symptoms by drinking plenty of water along with your recommended dose of Oregano Oil.
Oil of Oregano Side Effects – Burning sensation when applied to the skin
To avoid this burning sensation, especially when applying Oil of Oregano to sensitive areas such as the genital region, always dilute it well with olive oil or coconut oil.
And of course, do your own research on the subject. Make sure you are well informed before using any kind of supplement.
It's worthwhile to learn about possible Oil of Oregano side effects before adding it to your own collection of natural remedies. It is easy to avoid the side effects when you're well informed and use your common sense.