The Best Oil of Oregano: Is It Good for Pregnancy?
The Best Oil of Oregano: Pregnancy Implications
The Known Downside to Using the Best Oil of Oregano During Pregnancy
With not enough confirmed scientific information concerning the safety and effectiveness of oregano oil during pregnancy, its essential oil as a topical or ingested pill should not be used by pregnant women.
Known negative reasons NOT to use oil of oregano while pregnant include:
- It’s anti-fever properties seem to work like aspirin, it thins the blood. The risk of increased bleeding during pregnancy (especially during the early pregnancy stage) and into delivery precludes the use of this powerful essential oil.
- There are studies that indicate that excessive bleeding is dose-dependent. Unless confirmed it is too risky to ingest the best oil of oregano during pregnancy for both mother and child.
- Increased risks of mucous membrane irritation. Its folklore traditional use as a respiratory healer may be hard to ignore, but without the known dosage and its effect on the fetus, it is too risky to use this potent essential oil during pregnancy.
- As a powerful essential oil, oregano seems to decrease milk supply in certain individuals. This may not be one of the best essential oils for pregnancy.
- Breastfeeding pass-through is a consideration. Fetuses and newborns have undeveloped liver. Although the amount of breastfed pass through is undetermined it should be assumed that pure oregano oil even in its diluted forms may pass through to the infant. The power of essential oil may be too caustic for the undeveloped liver and other organs to process.
- The infant blood clotting ability is not fully developed for years. With enough evidence to suggest that oil of oregano is a blood thinner that affects blood clotting, it should be avoided.
The Best Oil of Oregano Can be Beneficial, Not When Pregnant
This article is NOT medical advice and should not be taken as such. Consult an Alternative Health Practitioner or Medical Professional before adding any all-natural products, supplements, or essential oils, to the diet or daily routine.