Oil Of Oregano Facts: Benefits Of Oil Of Oregano
Oil of oregano facts have long included the debate about the benfits of oil of oregano.
There has been alot written on the internet about the uses and benefits of oil of oregano.At this point it has turned into quite the debate. Honestly, most of it is hype. To date, there have been no large clinical studies that would point to benefits of this herb. In reviewing many of the top sites that "promote" the use of this, they claim that university studies have been done..but none are listed! I looked in several books and journals and could not find any.
Although I could say you might want to try it for mild skin infections, I would not recommend daily use of the oral form. What is of concern here is the fact that allergic reactions of throat swelling and rash have been reported. Also, it may cause menstrual cramping which is not really something any woman would want!
Uses Of Oil Of OreganoHistorically, people have used the oil for the following:
Cautions In Use
Pregnant women with morning sickness should not use this herb or the oil. You should not use it if you have a history of miscarriages as it may induce menstrual cramping.
If you have allergies to the mint or sage family (also thyme and basil) you should not take this or even apply topically.
Adviser your healthcare provider if you suspect you are anemic as this herb could affect this condition.
Although useful for gallstones, you should not take the tea or capsules if you have gallbladder infections or inflammation or any other gallbladder disorder.
For more information visit my herb dictionary online.