Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just in case: Side-effects and Cautions
There are no known drug interactions with Origanum vulgare, and it has been noted that it is compatible with other natural remedies and prescription drugs (Wild Oil of Oregano, 2010).  However it is possible that individuals who use oregano may present with allergies. For individuals with sensitive skin, direct application of oil of oregano to the skin can cause irritation and/or rash (Joy of the Mountain Oil, 2010).
Furthermore, many manufacturers of oil of oregano caution, that due to its potency in concentrated form, oil of oregano should be diluted as instructed by the label when applying to sensitive or mucosal areas (Joy of the Mountain Oil, 2010). For example the Joy of the Mountain Oil of Oregano brand recommends a 1:2, 1:3 or 1:4 dilution with olive oil when applying oil of oregano to genital areas or inside the nostrils. Manufacturers also caution that infants under 6 months and pregnant or nursing mothers should not use oil of oregano, both orally and applied externally (Joy of the Mountain Oil, 2010).

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir / Madam,

    Please remove Joy of the Mountains from the blog title. Our company has been using JOY OF THE MOUNTAINS as a trademark in association with our oregano oil products for many years. We have had a Canadian trademark registration for JOY OF THE MOUNTAINS for about ten years. We are concerned that your use of Joy of the Mountains in the blog title will lead to confusion, being that readers of the blog may incorrectly assume that the blog is associated with our company or that we have somehow authorized it. Please let us know if you have any questions.