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Bad batch? Who knows, but I wouldn't risk it.
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2019
I'm not sure if something went wrong with this batch, with the way it was stored by Amazon, or what, but this is not oil any longer. I took one of these capsules per the instructions on the bottle, between meals. By the next day, I had abdominal cramping from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to sleep. It felt like someone was constantly pulling on my intestines. I've had herxheimer effect before, and trust me, this wasn't it. I then did some investigating by cutting open the capsules. I thought they were black because of something in the capsule coating, but actually it was the contents that were black and incredibly viscous/sticky. Not oil-like at all. In the third picture I attached to this review, I added a few drops of another oil of oregano I have on hand. It is a light golden color (yes, it is a bit diluted with olive oil, but still...it's nothing even close to black). I normally am a fan of Gaia herbs and their policies/practices, but something went very wrong here. Oil of oregano can be a potent tincture and dangerous if not used appropriately. Stay cautious if this one.