Special Precautions: Who Shouldn't Use Oregano Oil?

Pregnancy: Oregano oil may stimulate uterine contractions in pregnant people, increasing the risk of miscarriage. 

Breastfeeding: Lactating people should avoid more than food amounts of oregano or oregano oil, as there is not enough research to determine whether oregano oil supplementation is safe while breastfeeding.

Allergies: If you have a known allergy to plants in the mint family, including basil, lavender, hyssop, or sage, you may be allergic to oregano and should avoid its use. 

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Surgery: High amounts of oregano oil may increase the risk of bleeding; avoid consuming oregano oil supplements at least two weeks before scheduled surgical procedures. 

Oregano oil may interact with certain medications. Consult with a healthcare provider before taking oregano oil supplements if you have medical conditions or take any of the following medications:

Antidiabetic drugs: Oregano may lower blood sugar levels, and people taking medications for diabetes may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when taking oregano. 

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