I’ve been taking the same brand of oregano oil( p73) which is already diluted with olive oil. I’ve been taking it for years. Let me just be clear that anything I say here relates only to this specific prediluted oil!
I began with small amounts, but now I take 1/2 to a full dropper 2x a day . If I’m fighting a toothache I may take more. I usually just put it under my tongue (or on my teeth if needed).
I’ve tried putting it in water & also adding it to an EO antibiotic combination that I put in gel caps. I prefer taking it directly in the mouth. The gel caps were harder on my stomach, but that’s probably because they contained other oils as well. When taken orally this oregano oil dosent bother my stomach at all.
I started with 1 drop & in the beginning that seemed really strong at first. Now I’ve gotten used to it.
I do think I herxed from it, but as I didn’t know I had Lyme or what herxing was , I can’t swear it. I just know I felt absolutely awful all the time when I started taking it ( that’s why I started taking it) and I continued to feel awful for quite a long time.
So I would suggest sticking with current dose for a little while & increasing slowly, depending on your reactions & how your body likes it. If you’re able to tolerate more that’s fine! Just go slowly, because like anything else, the die off can creep up on you !
All that said, the guy who owns North American herb & spice ( forget his name at the moment- brain fog) has an article online claiming that he used very high doses of his oregano oil very frequently to get rid of his Lyme disease. Seriously mega doses ! I think he caught it fairly quickly though, and of course he’s got unlimited access to his own products. I considered following his dosing schedule & realized that I couldn’t afford it !
Anyway, it’s worth reading about his experience, if you haven’t already. If nothing else, it should reassure you about the safety of higher doses.