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).