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Certain essential oils can cause liver toxicity (hepatoxicity)
The liver is involved in a wide variety of actions and helps with carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, secretion of bile as well as the synthesis of proteins, yet most people perceive the liver as only a detoxification organ for the blood.
essential oils causing liver toxicity hepatoxicity
Certain essential oils may cause liver toxicity, but this is unlikely to be due to skin absorption, as in massage.
This is however a problem if the essential oil is taken orally (swallowed) – therefore the taking of essential oils internally must be done with great care – and only done when so instructed by a medical practitioner that has specialized in this branch of medicine.
No essential oil should be taken internally unless so prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner – for more on this see our page on the medicinal use of essential oils.
Essential oils that may be toxic to the liver, when swallowed Certain essential oils can cause liver toxicity hepatoxicity
Cinnamon (bark and leaves)
The oils listed underneath are banned and can cause toxicity if taken internally as well as dermally (in a massage blend)
Pennyroyal (both European and North American)