When you should not take thyme
What are thyme contraindications?
- Alterations of the digestive system. Thyme is contraindicated, or it should be used under medical supervision, in cases of gastro-intestinal disorders, such as: stomach ulcer, dyspepsia or stomach pain, gastritis, irritable colon (according to tolerance), among others.
- Constipation. Thyme contains tannins, which can have astringent action and aggravate constipation.
- People with hypersensitivity. They should not consume neither the plant nor its essential oil.
- Pregnancy. Thyme should not be used during pregnancy without first consulting a physician.
Contraindications of thyme essential oil:
- People with hypersensitivity or allergy to any of the components of the oil.
- Pregnancy and lactation. Pregnant or lactating women should avoid the essential oil of thyme.
- Heart failure. Essential oil of thyme is contraindicated in case of heart failure because it can cause bradycardia (decrease in heart rate).
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