Side Effects Of Oregano Oil

Oregano is one of the members in the Mint family. As a commonly used herb for our daily life, the extract of this plant has been used in a variety of cases from the essential oil to medicine for curing snake bites and bronchitis. Although this herb has been used for centuries, it has some effects which should be notified. Most common adverse effects of this herb include skin irritation and allergic reactions.

Oregano oil is usually not recommended to pregnant women because it will interfere with the body’s absorption of iron minerals. In the case of a long-term consumption of this oil, it is recommended to take iron supplements to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Also, the taste and smell of this oil is very spicy. Taking this oil Without diluting can stimulate the stomach and cause nausea.

Purification is one of the benefits of the oregano oil. Since the process usually involves the detoxification of the body, it may cause a variety of disorders including dizziness, headaches and fatigue. Moreover, for the external usage of this herb in treatment of skin disorders, you should also need to pay extra attention. Application of this oil directly on the skin without dilution of will cause invisible burns and other skin disorders including dark marks and dry skin. Also, immediate application of such oil on skin after the exposure of direct sunlight or ultraviolet rays of can cause serious burns on skins.

For people who are allergic to some herbs like some types of orchid, Basil and thyme, they are recommended to avoid using this herb at all circumstances because it may cause serious allergic reactions on their bodies.

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