Oregano

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How does Oregano work?

Oregano contains chemicals that might help reduce cough and spasms. Oregano also might help digestion by increasing bile flow and fighting against some bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, and other parasites.

Are there safety concerns?

Oregano is safe for most adults. Mild side effects include stomach upset. Oregano might also cause an allergic reaction in people who have an allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family.

Oregeno might be safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women in amounts normally found in foods, but larger amounts might not be safe.

Do not take oregano if:
  • You have an allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family including basil, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, mint, sage, and others.

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