Ya know, this is my first time using this message board and I was simply trying to help someone or anyone with IBS.Side effects? You're comparing hemlock with Oregano? Are you serious?I've used Oregano oil for over a year and thank God I found it.Oregano is not a medicine and does not have any of the side affects associated with many prescription drugs. It is safe when used in moderation which I clearly posted.Maybe being a junior board poster I'm not in your in league - in your mind. Far be it from a rookie poster to step on your ALL KNOWING toes.I've helped several friends and family members with IBS just by introducing them to Oregano Oil and ALWAYS telling them to use it with caution!!The more people who know about it, the better.