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Oil of Oregano and Heart Medicines Contradiction?

by Suzanne
(Courtenay, B.C. Canada)


I have angina, and had a stent put in one of my arteries, and I am on Plavix (blood thinner) and blood pressure medicines plus others. I took 5 drops of oregano oil in some water, and am waiting if there will be a reaction, I started to get a sore throat last night, due to dry cough, and drippy sinuses. Has anyone had a contradiction with their medicines with taking Oil of Oregano?



There hasn’t been any documented side effects from using Oil of Oregano particularly when taking blood pressure medications. However, you should still be aware that the oil of oregano ┬ácan cause some side effects in certain people; particularly if you have allergies to thyme, basil or oregano.

As well, there has been reports of some people experience increased blood pressure from using Oil of Oregano, but there’s no answer on the specific dosage or frequency of usage that may cause this side effect.

It’s recommended you work with your doctor to determine if it’s safe to use Oil of Oregano while taking any type of heart medication.

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