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Anyone have experience with Oil of Oregano? How much do you take?

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Created March 14, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I think I might have candida (symtoms are yellow coated tongue, itching, black circles under eyes, perhaps brain fog).

I know oregano oil is effective in killing candida.

How much is a safe dose that won't disrupt my friendly gut flora? The bottle says 4 drops, or 120 mg.

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5 · July 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM

What do you know that I don't about grapefruit seed extract ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_seed_extract

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17392 · July 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Activia, like all candy disguised as a healthy fermented food, is a scam, it's got very little probiotics in it compared to home made yogurts, kefirs, kraut, pickles, kvass, kim chee and other fermented products. Make them yourself. Please don't spam brands here. I don't trust you, I don't know you. When you say no other brands work, you're lying.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ...........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ...........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything!

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Also, make sure you eat Activia or take a probiotic. Oreganol oil of oregano boosts the white blood cells drastically but also has properties similar to an antibiotic. It is all natural so it won't hurt your body in other ways like antibiotics do. Trust me, no other brands of oil of oregano work. Stick with Oreganol P-73 Wild Oil of Oregano.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Make sure it is Oreganol P-73 Wild Oil of Oregano. This is the only one that works on evetything! For an infection you take 16 drops, 4 drops 4 times a day or 400 mg. This is per Dr. Van D. Merkle. Never had it not work on anything. One drop topical works on anything. Family of 4 and we have not been sick more than an hour with anything in years!

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60 · February 27, 2014 at 12:11 AM

It may be harsh on the liver apparently. If you use it, use it sparingly. You could always try kefir. Cranberry, dark grape, coconut oil are all mildly anti-biotic too.

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0 · February 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Can you please elaborate on your experiences with this sinus problem and how these pills helped you? I am having a similar problem with my sinuses, eye, facial area. I believe it is candida, but would like to hear your story, so that I can relate. Any help is appreciated!

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0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:57 PM

It would all depend on what form you are taking. If you are taking 100%pure oregano oil, you can only take one drop at a time mixed with a carrier oil such as olive oil, sesame seed oil or coconut oil. mixed VERY well and only 1 time a day.

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0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:56 PM

No reason to be scared of taking the capsules. The Real danger is in the pure oil form, taking too much.

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2401 · November 05, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Would you elaborate on how cupping your hand creates a seal? I tried cupping my hand beneath my eye, and there were still gaps along the heel of my hand.

Also, what other oils did you put into the mix?

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15 · November 05, 2013 at 5:31 PM

This is the first I've heard that it can kill off good bacteria in the gut. Does anyone have a citation?

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0 · August 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Whoops .. That 20 drops in gallon of water post.. He said over next week just drink that water each day. That's only water you drink

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0 · May 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I am not having a problem with heartburn. I tend to eat a good sized meal when I take the A.D.P. Have you checked with your naturopath about the heartburn?

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5650 · May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

how crazy. i was following the same protocol from my naturopath! i guess it's more common than i thought. i only used the oregano oil for 2 weeks before i had to take a break. my heartburn was terrible from it.

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5650 · April 22, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Do you do a course of it say for 10 to 14 days or have continuously taken it? Im on it for c diff and plan on taking a 10 day course. Its helped a lot.

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1601 · March 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

the problem is that a lot of people on PH ask for advice about resolving problems but we can never know for sure what worked or why. THat's why I like Perfect Health Diet - they explain why or why not something works to solve a problem, down to the level of mitochondria or cells, in a way marks' daily apple or chris kresser cannot.

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1601 · March 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

what about paul jaminet of Perfecthealthdiet (who had candida) saying that a ketogenic diet can worsen fungal infections? he sais that fungus lives off of ketones (which can be generated by eating coconut oil, or going too low -carbohydrate, or taking MCT oil or branched amino acids). He says that you can test which type of infection, bacterial or fungal, you have by doing a coconut oil fast. if you have an infection, go ketogenic and feel better, it's likely a bacterial infection. http://chriskresser.com/episode-15-dr-paul-jaminet-on-chronic-infections-depression-more

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78422 · March 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Yes I have also found it very harsh on my gut, resulting in a myriad of symptoms. Would strongly recommend against taking it.

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3442 · December 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

You're not going to be taking in enough OoO to get a substantial dose of thujone.

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1376 · November 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Then go get antibiotics. Acute UTIs are not to be messed around with, especially for elderly people. The side effects can include dementia and loss of balance leading to falls and injuries. This is how my gramma broke her hip.

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3979 · October 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Will raw garlic also kill the good bacteria?

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17392 · September 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

You might be better off putting a few drops a day of Lugol's Iodine solution on teeth that have such fillings.

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1811 · June 08, 2012 at 3:53 PM

desi, I think it's a fair hypothesis that results may vary depending on what's going on in your individual system.

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496 · April 02, 2012 at 4:58 PM

You're not supposed to take it for a long time.OO kills bacteria,so I don't see why would you use it for FMS.As for your teeth you should swish it around your mouth,so it can get under the crowns.I think hydrogen peroxide is better for that.Also it depends on the brand of OO,some are better than others

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11557 · March 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

@rodger Probiotics have a sketchy reputation- very few strains that usually have relatively low viability. If you can add more fermented food, you would be adding much more healthy bacteria to your gut! kefir is great, and if you like fermented vegetables that would be a great addition. If you do dairy (cows or goats) a homemade yogurt would be great too.

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367 · March 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I don't know what the potency was - definitely don't have the bottle anymore - but I was taking two capsules a day, as I recall. I think I dropped to one a day, but finally decided I wasn't noticing any particular difference in symptoms. I think that's likely because I was poisoning myself in a variety of ways, and actually getting rid of most of my anti-candida regimen was most effective. Occasional hydrogen peroxide taken internally, Lugol's iodine and avoiding dairy and gluten seem to be the most effective ways to avoid yeast overgrowth for me at this point.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I added a probiotic. The naturopath said oregano oil doesn't kill off friendly bacteria. I dunno.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM

this is so discouraging.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM

is milk kefir good enough? what else should I eat?

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17392 · March 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Yup, that was the horrible Herxheimer reaction. When the bacteria die, both good and bad, they release an incredible amount of toxins all at once.

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17392 · March 15, 2012 at 10:58 AM

@rodger - it can kill off all your gut flora. The stuff is the equivalent of a nuke. Stop taking it once you're sure you got rid of whatever nasty stuff you were trying to eliminate, and start eating fermented foods.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Thanks happynow :]

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM

How much oregano oil did you take?

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24538 · March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

See you got something good out of it Roger. I took a one week course of it once to help with a bronchial infection, my response was a resounding...meh. A fair amount of throat burning, even when chased with water, and not much difference in the infection. I took a different tack and started adding probiotics in massive quantities and either that or just time seemed to help. I think of oregano oil certainly can have its place, but maybe like the chemotherapy of the herb world, you have to decide whether the side effects outweigh the benefits.

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24538 · March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

See you got something good out of it Roger. I took a one week course of it once to help with a bronchial infection once, my response was a resounding...meh. A fair amount of throat burning, even when chased with water, and not much difference in the infection. I took a different tack and started adding probiotics in massive quantities and either that or just time seemed to help. I think of oregano oil certainly can have its place, but maybe like the chemotherapy of the herb world, you have to decide whether the side effects outweigh the benefits.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your last sentence is wrong.

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8933 · March 14, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I used to, yes...

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The product cleared my coated tongue, btw

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

How much damage did I do with 14 drops over 3 days?

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Yeah, I shouldn't regret. I took 14 drops total, spread over 3 days. Shouldn't it cause much damage, if any?? I hope.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

did you take it internally?

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4875 · March 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Don't regret :) just use the information to make informed decisions going forward. I did a few rounds of oregano oil at one point, a couple years back - it IS highly effective for both candida and HSV-2, but it always seemed to be a balancing act for me - trying to deal with the inflammation and irritation to my system even though one particular set of symptoms was improving.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

thanks. I think it's best if I stop.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

thanks for the suggestions! I regret taking it internally now...

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Damn. I'm starting to regret taking it internally. I've been taking 3 drops per day for the past few days.

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11557 · March 14, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I have only used it on my gums too, have heard skepticism about internal use. Bonus when on the gums: you smell like a pizza parlor.

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16131 · March 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Oh man, the only thing I use it for is my gums occasionally. I have read that people use olive leaf and oregano oil internally though. You may have quite a herxheimer reaction - just a warning.

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4875 · March 14, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Honestly, I don't have enough good science that I'm comfortable writing the answer that I would like to write on this subject, but I'll give you what I've got. In short: I feel that essential oils are too potent for internal ingestion.

Oregano oil, for example, contains thujone - the same neurotoxic compound found in absinthe/wormwood. I'd like to write a lot more here about thujone's activity in relation to GABA receptors, and the damage one might do by ingesting this - but I just don't understand enough of the neurochemistry to do so. This study has a good amount of info: http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=94

It will likely damage your gut flora, and is generally inflammatory in the system. If you place an extract on the skin, it will ulcerate - it's that strong.

If you're going to use it, make it a short cycle, and make sure you stick to a brand that is standardized 70%+ carvacrol. I would highly recommend considering grapefruit seed extract (also fairly caustic, but less toxic) and a sugar-free/ketogenic diet instead; if candida is your problem, you should start to see die off symptoms within a week or so of starting a GSE regimen and taking away the yeast's fuel source.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The product cleared my coated tongue, btw

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

thanks for the suggestions! I regret taking it internally now...

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Yeah, I shouldn't regret. I took 14 drops total, spread over 3 days. Shouldn't it cause much damage, if any?? I hope.

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24538 · March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

See you got something good out of it Roger. I took a one week course of it once to help with a bronchial infection, my response was a resounding...meh. A fair amount of throat burning, even when chased with water, and not much difference in the infection. I took a different tack and started adding probiotics in massive quantities and either that or just time seemed to help. I think of oregano oil certainly can have its place, but maybe like the chemotherapy of the herb world, you have to decide whether the side effects outweigh the benefits.

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4875 · March 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Don't regret :) just use the information to make informed decisions going forward. I did a few rounds of oregano oil at one point, a couple years back - it IS highly effective for both candida and HSV-2, but it always seemed to be a balancing act for me - trying to deal with the inflammation and irritation to my system even though one particular set of symptoms was improving.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Thanks happynow :]

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24538 · March 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM

See you got something good out of it Roger. I took a one week course of it once to help with a bronchial infection once, my response was a resounding...meh. A fair amount of throat burning, even when chased with water, and not much difference in the infection. I took a different tack and started adding probiotics in massive quantities and either that or just time seemed to help. I think of oregano oil certainly can have its place, but maybe like the chemotherapy of the herb world, you have to decide whether the side effects outweigh the benefits.

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3442 · December 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

You're not going to be taking in enough OoO to get a substantial dose of thujone.

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1601 · March 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

what about paul jaminet of Perfecthealthdiet (who had candida) saying that a ketogenic diet can worsen fungal infections? he sais that fungus lives off of ketones (which can be generated by eating coconut oil, or going too low -carbohydrate, or taking MCT oil or branched amino acids). He says that you can test which type of infection, bacterial or fungal, you have by doing a coconut oil fast. if you have an infection, go ketogenic and feel better, it's likely a bacterial infection. http://chriskresser.com/episode-15-dr-paul-jaminet-on-chronic-infections-depression-more

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5 · July 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM

What do you know that I don't about grapefruit seed extract ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_seed_extract

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything!

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923 · March 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I tried oil of oregano a couple of years ago for yeast overgrowth. After taking it twice, I had a horrible anaphylaxis reaction to it - we're talking full body hives, edema, & an ambulance ride to the E.R. After that reaction, I understood why eating food with oregano usually made me queasy. Since then, I caution anyone with food sensitivities, and even environmental allergies, to be careful with herbal remedies because they can cause more harm than good.

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17392 · March 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Yup, that was the horrible Herxheimer reaction. When the bacteria die, both good and bad, they release an incredible amount of toxins all at once.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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496 · March 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I have been using oil of oregano for years.It cures strep,flu,toothaches and gums.I take 4drops 3 times daily for 7 days.Also give it to my child.Never noticed anything wrong with my stomach and I have a sensitive one.Make sure you put it under your tongue to get it in your bloodstream.I am surprised everyone here is against it.You could replenish your gut flora afterwords with probiotics or kefir,no big deal

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Your last sentence is wrong.

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1811 · June 08, 2012 at 3:53 PM

desi, I think it's a fair hypothesis that results may vary depending on what's going on in your individual system.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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600 · March 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

As far as I understand it, oil of oregano is antimicrobial on contact. I would avoid eating the stuff and I haven't seen any proof it's antimicrobial once metabolized (if someone knows of one please feel free to correct me here) but my understanding of it is that it's akin to eating a tube of polysporin.

I use it with a little breath mister mixed with clove tea for a sore throat to reduce the colonization of my oro/nasopharynx by bacterial or viral nasties, since that's where they tend to hang out and replicate at the onset of illness. This method is based only on my own logical leap though.

Try eating raw garlic instead. If you find it hard to get down, coat the pieces in a little unpasturized honey, it makes it WAY easier.

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3979 · October 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Will raw garlic also kill the good bacteria?

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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20 · December 28, 2012 at 5:28 AM

I have been taking oil of oregano for flu/cold symptoms over the last two years. By the next day, my cold is on it's way out the door. A few months ago I cut my leg open pretty bad (no health insurance) and I took an entire dropper of oil of oregano (under the tongue) before bedtime (to help prevent infection in my leg). 2 months later my leg finally healed up and no infection. And the kicker? The IBS I had been suffering from (which is such an ambiguous term - so in reality, whatever it was that I was suffering from) disappeared about 2 weeks into taking the oil of oregano every night for my leg. I recommend it to everyone. I'm sorry that not everyone has had the amazing experiences I have with the stuff. I love it. LOVE IT.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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11683 · March 14, 2012 at 1:16 AM

I have taken it in the past to ward off a cold when I felt one coming on. It seemed to work, however I found it harsh on my gut (i have IBS). Even just a couple drops a day and i had loose bowels and cramping the next day.

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

thanks. I think it's best if I stop.

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78422 · March 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Yes I have also found it very harsh on my gut, resulting in a myriad of symptoms. Would strongly recommend against taking it.

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0 · July 12, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Oreganol P-73 wild oil of oregano is the only one that works for everything! ..........

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5650 · March 28, 2013 at 4:18 AM

geez. now i am scared to take it. my naturopath told me to take 3 capsules a day as well as a candibactin supplement- also 3 times a day. i didn't know it was so potent. he told me i have fungus overgrowth in my gut and that's what my ulcerative colitis is from.

is there anything more gentle i can do to get rid of this? i am such a small person (90 lbs) and really can't afford to make my UC any worse.

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0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:56 PM

No reason to be scared of taking the capsules. The Real danger is in the pure oil form, taking too much.

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10 · December 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I have never tried oil of oregano but.......All the people with Candida infection try few remedies: 1. Try taking one cup of thyme tea(buy fresh thyme).thyme is anti bacterial and anti inflammatory. 2. Try putting one tbspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drink it daily or if its too sour for you put few drops instead, Apple cider vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can regulate the presence of candida in the body. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida(always buy Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with"Mother") 3.Try putting half teaspoon of turmeric powder into warm cup of milk and drink it daily.Turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many other fungal infections. 4.Try eating yougurt daily.The good bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system.Plain yogurt does contain a small amount of lactose but this will not feed your Candida. 6.Try putting 2 pinch of cinnamon in warm milk if you dont like the taste of turmeric. 7.Try eating one clove of garlic soaked in apple cider vinegar. Get readymade bottle from market Or make paste with one clove of garlic Hand full of coriander, few mint leaves, pinch of salt, half green chilly, mix this paste in yougurt and eat it with the food. It taste so good. strong text FOODS TO AVOID: * All forms of sugar including artifical sweetners, bcz sugar feeds Candida. * Avoid eating fruits with high level of sugar. * Avoid eating Mushrooms, regular vineger, Beer and Wine and other fermented food (not including yougurt). I would say do little bit of research on all the ingredients I have mentioned here so that you get more information and understanding. None of the ingrediants is harmful so you can use em without any hesitation. My candida albicans is gone bcuz of consuming healthy diet. Remember, strong Immune system is a key to stay healthy, I will be glad to get responses from you.

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2407 · December 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Kills anything. Get NOW foods oregano and clove oil. Mix up coconut:oregano:clove 2:1:1

Take 12 drops shaken up in a bottle of water 2-3x/day x 4 weeks.

Done.

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1376 · November 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM

I agree with the others who have said that Oil of Oregono is NOT for internal use. As others have said, it can nuke an infection. My experience using it: I had a painful infected sty on my eye near the tear duct. Dr. said there was nothing they could do for a sty. I put a couple drops of Oil of oregono and other anti-microbial oils in my hand and cupped it under the infected eye, making a seal so the fumes could get to the eye, not putting the oils in my eye. The next day the sty was gone. From the fumes alone, essential oils are that powerful.

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2401 · November 05, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Would you elaborate on how cupping your hand creates a seal? I tried cupping my hand beneath my eye, and there were still gaps along the heel of my hand.

Also, what other oils did you put into the mix?

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60 · September 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I have had good results with oil of oregano. It really helped me years ago when I had bad yeast overgrowth and was very sick. It greatly alleviated colitis symtoms of diarrhea with mucous. Once I started coming down with an something and was having some pain in my kidney area. I had the thought that oil of oregano would cure it but I was out so I went to gnc and got some. I rubbed some into my kidney area and took some under the tongue. Within thirty minutes the pain stopped and never came back. I think it might have been resistant staph, because my husband had it on his arm from helping to clean up his druggie sisters filthy apartment. That was around the time people were dying from resistant staph picked up in the hospital or schools. It was shutting their kidneys and liver down and antibiotics weren't working. My husband had a hard time getting rid of it.

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2854 · September 17, 2012 at 2:17 AM

i swear by oregano oil. i have an immune deficiency and the second i feel an infection coming on, that stuff is under my tongue.(i've even added a few drops to my neti pot!) but i use it AS AN ANTBIOTIC because that's what it is. i mean, you can feel it killing everything in it's path. i've never had candida or yeast overgrowth, i've only used it for acute situations. but i don't think it could hurt to try. as general rules i would say:

it's a very strong drug. i wouldn't use it for more than 3 times a day for more than 10 days (i've used it more and ended up puking it up pretty violently). it's an antibiotic so replenish your flora accordingly. and... if it burns, it's working.

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1495 · June 08, 2012 at 3:39 PM

FU.......DGE! Just bought some this week to use to decongest my ear full of lake water (from a triathlon). Seemed to help with that but it has destroyed my stomach and I feel like I traveled internationally. That was after 3 doses mixed in water (1 drop the first time, 2-3 drops the second and third time). That's $20 in the trash...wonder if the company offers a guarantee. Dying for the intestinal cramping to go away now!

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10 · April 01, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I tried taking Oil of Oregano for about 2 months and it did nothing for me. I have Fibromyalgia Syndrome (a chronic pain/fatigue disorder). I researched it before I started taking it and it seemed to be a "cure-all" for everything including FMS. I bought what I found to have a high percentage of the oil mixed with olive oil and would put a few drops in a capsule, then swallowed it with water. Just putting the drops in water would make me gag, so it was easier for me to consume it this way. You can buy the empty capsules on Amazon.

After a couple of weeks, I began to get heartburn on a regular basis again which I haven't had for the past 6 months or so, so I stopped taking it. It caused me to have heartburn even when I didn't eat and even had it when I ate bread.

It didn't change how I felt at all.

I also have a problem with some sort of staph infection below my mouth on my chin on a regular basis (I've recently been swabbed for MRSA and am awaiting the results). At the time, it looked like some infected pimples and turned into impetigo. I was putting the oil on these sores with a q-tip several times daily and it didn't help at all. They would get very red during the first 10 minutes or so then the redness would subside, but it didn't help the healing process at all. I had to go to the doctor and get an antibiotic along with some Bactroban to get it to heal.

I have crowns on some of my teeth that smell badly at times. I've heard that this is due to the dentist not putting enough cement under the crown and there's not a good seal between the tooth and the crown, allowing bacteria to get in. I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day and it still smells. I'm a very clean person, so this really bothers me. I would put the oil on a Q-tip and rub directly on the bottom of the tooth and gum to try to rid it of bacteria. It didn't help.

So I have not had any success with using this oil at all, no matter how I've tried using it. I'm all for natural healing and prefer natural over pharmaceuticals any day, but in my case, it's done absolutely nothing to help me.

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496 · April 02, 2012 at 4:58 PM

You're not supposed to take it for a long time.OO kills bacteria,so I don't see why would you use it for FMS.As for your teeth you should swish it around your mouth,so it can get under the crowns.I think hydrogen peroxide is better for that.Also it depends on the brand of OO,some are better than others

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17392 · September 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

You might be better off putting a few drops a day of Lugol's Iodine solution on teeth that have such fillings.

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4080 · March 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I took it internally to try to clear up Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It didn't increase my gut issues (or help), but it did cause female issues (breast pain, bleeding out of the bounds of my period). So I stopped taking it, not sure if it was messing with my hormones.

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8933 · March 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Didn't do anything for me. What's more effective is topical tea tree oil and fat-soluble vitamins... Coconut oil and bone broth are good too.

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8933 · March 14, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I used to, yes...

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65 · March 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

did you take it internally?

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0 · September 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

This site has been sooo helpful to me. I have been dx'd with Addison's disease, candid, Lyme and Fibro. I'm a glad to know that the Addison's was caused by the candida, but wonder...if I get the candida under control, will the Addison's go away or am I always going to have that NOW?!

My lungs are so congested and know that it is the candida, which has caused it. My stomach is always distended and miserable and have had awful bouts of vomiting due to this crap. 

I have purchased a bottle of Oil of Oregano, but not sure how to take it. Something just told me to buy it because I had read how it could fight many kinds of infections and didn't know about all of this...at that time. God works in mysterious ways and I've been praying for a solution and wisdom..and He gave it to me.

The only things is, that I didn't get the one with the carvicrol of or 73%, mine only has 60% and is in Olive oil. Can anyone tell me how to take it correctly. I will purchase the p73, as I've read of and then, I will be taking the correct one. I bought mine at a GNC store and pray that it will at least do something to help me. I am suffering so much with this systemic candida that I've had for over 6 or more years and only want to get IT out!!! 

Thank you so much for any responses. God Bless!!! :)

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0 · February 26, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I haven't read all the responses but let me say this, over 100,000 people every year DIE from taking prescription drugs as prescribed. Yes, as prescribed. That figure doesn't even count the number of people who are taking them incorrectly. Also as cosmic1 mentioned above, if you already have issues, be prepared to deal with them when taking herbs. Myself, I won't touch pharma, I'll take my chances with herbs any day.

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0 · February 07, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I have very frequent urinary tract infections and was basically living on macrobid daily to prevent them.

I am a firm believer in all natural cures and vitamins and was tired of taking antibiotics so I decided to try Oil of Oregano. I had an awful UTI so I bought 100% Oregano oil (essential oils by NOW). I mixed 1 drop of the oil in with a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil and swallowed it. By that evening my symptoms were COMPLETELY gone! I continued taking it for 3 more days, only once a day and the UTI never returned!

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0 · December 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Hopefully you guys are not mixing the internal oil mixed up with the topical oil. There are two different kinds. I use the internal brand to get rid of bacteria under dental work to avoid root canals. I brush with it everyday forever... no problems. Also remember that if u have a high level of toxicity in your body that natural herbs bring it out and traditional meds will surpress them. So you will see nastier things surface with herbs than you would by taking the fake meds.

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0 · November 05, 2013 at 10:07 AM

@Alice 1 -

Alice, do you have any silver fillings under your crowns or in your mouth?

IMO this is likely where your Fibro & CFS are coming from.

David

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0 · November 05, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Alice, do you have any silver fillings under your crowns or in your mouth?

IMO this is likely where your Fibro & CFS are coming from.

David For more Paleo Diet hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/117104/anyone-have-experience-with-oil-of-oregano-how-muc.html#ixzz2jlQDHooS Follow us: @PaleoHacks on Twitter | PaleoHacks on Facebook

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0 · August 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I just had a friend tell me he hAd pneumonia and didn't go to Doctor. He said take a gallon of water and mix 20 drops of Oregano oil in water. Make sure it is shaken well before tAking it. He said his pneumonia was all cleared up in a few days.

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0 · August 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Whoops .. That 20 drops in gallon of water post.. He said over next week just drink that water each day. That's only water you drink

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0 · July 14, 2013 at 9:32 AM

It cleared my athletes foot ina matter if days

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0 · June 01, 2013 at 10:10 PM

I've never had any problems with oregano oil in the way people seem to be mentioning here, but once again its probably something that is different for different bodies. I have also never heard of it for Candida treatment, however. Apple cider vinegar is great for daily digestion to keep Candida from reforming. To treat an existing Candida issue, nothing beats 'water kefir' in my personal opinion. Drinking 1 litre a day for 5 days will totally wipe out any Candida issues. You can order the crystals online, its a living organism (bacteria or fungi, i can't remember) that requires 2 days of fermentation in nothing but water with sugar and some extra mineral content (egg shells or molasses work great,) and can be flavored with things like ginger or root beer herbs to taste like fizzy pop, it will carbonate. Make sure to work your way into it, drinking a half cup the first day and adding up to eventually reach one litre, as you can cause candida die-off symptoms if not careful. Hope you figure it out!

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0 · May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I have a holistic doctor who recommended oil of oregano and several other products for my candida overgrowth. I am feeling much better after my first week of herbal medicines. Here is the complete program she gave me.

Weeks 1-2:
Strictly follow a candida diet for 2 weeks prior to starting any herbals. Take a good probiotic daily.

Weeks 3-7 or 3-9:
1. Continue the candida diet.
2. Take 1 Candisol (TM) 3 times daily. Take between meals.
3. Take 1 A.D.P. (TM) 3 times daily. This is oil of oregano in pill form. Take with meals.
4. Take Bentonite liquid 2 times daily between meals.
5. Take a saccromyices (good yeast) with probiotic at bedtime.

Candisol breaks down the cell walls of the yeast.

A.D.P. kills the yeast and intestinal bacterial.

Bentonite adsorbs toxic chemicals released by the dying yeast. This is important as yeast die off can cause symptoms to increase. Google 'yeast die off', 'candida overgrowth', etc for more info.

Increase Candisol (C) and A.D.P (A) slowly. Example 1C on day one, 2C on day two, 2C/1A on day three, 3C/1A on day four, 3C/2A on day five, and 3C/3A on day six

If you experience increased symptoms, back off a bit on the treatment. For example, if you are taking 3C/2A, back off to 3C/1A for a couple days to give you body time to adjust. Back off as much as necessary to prevent increased symptoms.

Final Medicated Stage (2 weeks):
I have not reached this stage, but this is my understanding of what it will be.
1. Continue with candida diet
2. Take a saccromyices (good yeast) with probiotic at bedtime.
3. Receive a good anti fungal drug from your doctor. This will kill off anything left in your system.

After you are done, you will slowly introduce other foods to your diet.

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5650 · May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

how crazy. i was following the same protocol from my naturopath! i guess it's more common than i thought. i only used the oregano oil for 2 weeks before i had to take a break. my heartburn was terrible from it.

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I am not having a problem with heartburn. I tend to eat a good sized meal when I take the A.D.P. Have you checked with your naturopath about the heartburn?

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1523 · April 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM

i would suggest lowering carb intake to below 50gs a day, its much more effective at ridding the body of candida. most carbs should come from green vegetables, a whole foods, organic and grass fed diet should be top priority. at the same time be sure to increase the intake of fluids and electrolytes, especially potassium and magnesium. copious amounts of broth and sea weeds, which contain iodine and trace minerals, are very beneficial. also trading up coffee for green tea helps, taking a probiotic and adding a digestive enzyme help eliminate gut disbiosis.

this is what worked for me after years of trying to eliminate systemic candida, which mostly manifested as carb intake related fevers, small sores on the side of the mouth and bouts of acne and dandruff. I tried a host of natural products, oil of oregano for YEARS, herbal teas, tinctures, pills, coconut, lauric acid, grape fruit seed extract, all kinds of other things, but mostly I had to eliminate the environmental conditions in my body that were allowing the candida to proliferate. didn't take long, maybe two months to see marked results. I am now much happier following a lower carb diet, more energy, better mood, absolutely no signs or symptoms that had manifested previously, clear skin, great digestion.....

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0 · April 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I have taken it continuously. I think the oregano and peppermint capsules have just the right amount of oregano and are quite safe. As for using oregano drops from a bottle - I would be very cautious. And there is a more potent oregano oil available that one must greatly respect. The other good thing about the capsules of oregano and peppermint is that the fungus never seems to develop a resistance to it.

Also, I would consider buying Dr. Cass Ingram's book: "The Cure is in The Cupboard - How to use oregano for better health" (find it on Amazon)

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0 · April 22, 2013 at 3:01 AM

YES! Oregano Oil CAPSULES can be used very safely and effectively!

OK, I am a man that has long suffered from fungal infection - it is in my sinuses (allergic fungal sinusitis) and thus chronically infects my gut. This happened from a huge amount of antibiotics I had, over 20 years back. I've been using oregano oil internally, daily, for over 5 years. It is the most effective internal anti-fungal/anti-yeast that I have ever used - and I've used the Caprillic Acid, Nystatin pills, grapefruit seed extract. Nothing was ever as immediately and long-term effective as the Oregano Oil.

I use Natural Factors Peppermint and Oregano Oil Softgels, 60-Count by Natural Factors (find on Amazon). I take two capsules 2X per day. I've been doing this for over five years. I have no heartburn, stomach discomfort, and it keeps the fungus at a very low level. I take probiotics. Of course, I try to follow a good, sugar-free diet. Anyway, I was shocked to find out how effective these capsules were as opposed to all other things I've tried. I'm still trying to eliminate the source of my fungal/yeast problems (curing it in my sinuses). I have even used Sinu Orega in drops in my sinus irrigator. I fill the reservoir with water and about 6-10 drops of the Sinu Orega, 1x to 2x per day. It burns like crazy at first, but as you begin to kill the fungus in your sinuses, the burning gradually becomes less and less.

Hope this helps someone!

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5650 · April 22, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Do you do a course of it say for 10 to 14 days or have continuously taken it? Im on it for c diff and plan on taking a 10 day course. Its helped a lot.

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Can you please elaborate on your experiences with this sinus problem and how these pills helped you? I am having a similar problem with my sinuses, eye, facial area. I believe it is candida, but would like to hear your story, so that I can relate. Any help is appreciated!

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0 · April 03, 2013 at 10:33 PM

For the sake informing people objectively: If you are going to choose to ingest Oregano oil, dilute it to 10 drops to about 5 oz. of water, to be safe. Most directions will tell you less water, but it is an incredibly strong herb, and can be hard on the intestinal tract. It's possible you may be able to find varied concentrations of the medicine, depending on your area/supplier, in which case, do the math to change how you ingest it. If you are using it to fight an internal OR external infection, I highly recommend combining it with colloidal silver, which comes in tincture or spray form, and can be found in varied ppm's. (parts per million, or concentration) Obviously start with low ppm, if you are self medicating. If you have a sensitive tummy or constitution in general, do your research to find out how a natural treatment may hinder or help you before you take it, in addition to how you think best to take it. I personally have had outstanding success with this herb, both internally and externally, and without side effects, other than needing to take probiotics for a few days thereafter. I have gotten rid of a tooth abscess the size of a golf ball within three days and cured numerous other ailments with the silver/oregano/olive leaf mixture. (strep/sinus infection/flu) On the other hand, when recommended to a friend, she found it to be far to strong for her constitution, and experienced tummy issues and skin sensitivities to the like of a minor burn from the stuff. She opted for Grape seed extract, which has similar medicinal properties, but with less of the harsh side effects that some experience with oregano oil. I think the most important part of this is to inform without fear. Our pharmaceutical companies are already making enough money off of the fear they instate. Not to be to hippie-dippie, but dudes, all we need is love.

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1601 · March 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

another relevant PH question and answer: http://paleohacks.com/questions/87843/perfect-health-diet-gut-flora-and-fungal-infections#axzz2OxER7Mpv

I took oil of oregano internally and I think it's too strong. It caused a disruption of things, to put it lightly. I don't recommend it.

I believe i also have or had fungal infections. I felt very bad on paleo/primal until I added back in more carbohydrates than wolf and sisson recommend- white rice, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bananas, etc.

I recommend getting the PerfectHealthDiet book and following their diet, if you do indeed have candida. Good nutrition and an understanding of fungal infections in general, not just candida, will help you. Their site is a good place to start.

Below - This is pretty typical of the kind of information you might find there, and then you really get a good picture of what it takes to fight an infection and how supplementing willy-nilly can be kind of dangerous for your health. so definitely don't supplement calcium, but also make sure you eat/supplement everything else in the right amounts.

I follow their diet (egg yolks, fatty beef, rice, lots of vegetables, 1/3 lb of liver per week, potatoes, and of course beef broth and fermented foods) and try to use lots of herbs and spices which have anti-candida properties. I try to be well nourished, make sure my gut is in good health, etc. well nourished then you are best suited to fight the infections you might have (and it's likely more than one).

•Calcium is a strong promoter of biofilm formation in most pathogenic bacterial species. [3] It also likely promotes formation of Candida albicans (fungal) biofilms. As a result, it can aggravate bowel disorders and infectious diseases. Clearly, calcium in the wrong places – a problem that could be exacerbated by calcium supplementation – is a major health risk.

What causes calcium to go in the wrong places? Deficiencies of vitamin D and vitamin K2 are common reasons. Deficiencies of both are widespread. Vitamin K2 deficiency is a known cause of vascular calcification.

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/page/7/?s=candida

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1601 · March 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

the problem is that a lot of people on PH ask for advice about resolving problems but we can never know for sure what worked or why. THat's why I like Perfect Health Diet - they explain why or why not something works to solve a problem, down to the level of mitochondria or cells, in a way marks' daily apple or chris kresser cannot.

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1663 · March 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I took an emulsified oil of oregano in tablet form to kill off candida.

It's called A.D.P. from Biotics Research and it is excellent.

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I had infection in a cut and antibiotics did not help..mixed P73 oil of oregano with a little olive oil covered it up went to bed ..in the morning infection was gone.also bladder infection ..took 3 drops 2 times a day in water.in 3 days infection gone ...I always take probiotics when I use oil of oregano to replace gut flora

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0 · March 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

There are a lot of formulas out there available at health food stores and on line. Most of these formulas contain Caprylic Acid, Pau D'Arco and/or grapefruit seed extract. These companies have a lot of experience in dealing with this condition so I'm sure that their formulas have scientific validity. There is a new formula out there (I can't remember the name) and it contains enzymes that break down the dead candida cells so that there is minimal reaction.

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78422 · March 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I've been taking it lately, and I've noticed my SIBO symptoms have increased not decreased. As I am now more sleep deprived than ever, my anxiety is on full throttle, and I'm very constipated. It seems as if it also kills off intestinal flora which can exacerbate these symptoms. I would avoid its use.

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I have used it diluted with olive oil. I use it when I have a cold coming on. I used it on a wart and it took about 6 month and the wart went away. I clean my teeth with it. I also about twice a week clean my face with it. BUT I aways dilute the oil of oregano with oilve oil or coconut oil. So I take 1 ounce of olive oil and put 2 drops of the oil of oregano and mix it well. I store it in a dark place. I use a doppler and take two drops three times aday for about 7 days for a cold and it WORKS. I DO NOT take it full strenght internally, alway diluted. Hope that helps someone. God Bless

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Sorry to hear many have had bad experiences from oil of oregano... I myself have been battling candida for about a year and a half, I did the crazy diet and a cleanse and now have relaxed on my diet for a bit but am now rotating between taking oil of oregano and grapefruit seed extract... I take 10 drops per day in the morning for 1 month straight of one and then switch to the other... But I put the drops in a full glass of tomato juice and add lemon/lime juice to it and it's absolutely delicious! I think a lot of the burning and stomach/throat sensitivities people have been experiencing have simply been from the highly concentrated liquid not being taken properly... I also take probiotic capsules daily.. In the last few months that I have been doing this I have seen a great improvement.. Before if I would get nervous it would send me to the bathroom or stress would prevent movements and my stomach was highly unstable and irritable.. Now my body is much more regular and calm.. I will continue this regimen and hopefully continue to see even more improvement... But if you like tomato juice give this method a try you won't regret it!! You can also take the grapefruit extract in tomato juice or chopped up pieces of garlic and tomato juice is good for you so you can't go wrong!!!

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Wow. Glad I took my oregano oil p73 before reading all of the above info. I am a male that has suffered with constant candida but the reason I started taking the oregano oil was because of an oncoming cold. perhaps part of my success is that I always take probiotics I was off in combining the oil with a liquid probiotic Orrick taking 2 to 3 drops directly under the time in addition to the liquid probiotic I was drinking activia yougurt. the oil seem to check my cold right away I was pleasantly surprised that most of the symptoms of candida which I have suffered from for the last 2 years are all almost gone. which included underarm,groin , and rectal itching. I was not sure how long I could use it and will not continue for more than 7 days. but I for one am. very glad that I took it. I started on Sunday- to date is Wednesday add the height of my symptoms I took 7 dropped in 1 day. I did have 1 episode intense itching like an anaphylactic reaction for a few hours but other than that I have had only a positive experience.

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45 · November 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I took 2 drops in a glass of water and had EXCRUCIATING PAIN! I have crohn's but since that time have avoided it.

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0 · November 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Look up Marshmallow root, and uva ursi for the acute urinary tract infection, then go in and see a knowledgeable person at your health food store.

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1376 · November 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Then go get antibiotics. Acute UTIs are not to be messed around with, especially for elderly people. The side effects can include dementia and loss of balance leading to falls and injuries. This is how my gramma broke her hip.

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0 · November 09, 2012 at 9:08 PM

HOW MUCH WOULD A 80 YEAR OLD FEMALE WEIGHS 102 NEED TO TAKE IT FOR HOW LONG FOR AN ACUTE URINARY TRACT INFECTION?

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0 · February 07, 2014 at 5:57 PM

It would all depend on what form you are taking. If you are taking 100%pure oregano oil, you can only take one drop at a time mixed with a carrier oil such as olive oil, sesame seed oil or coconut oil. mixed VERY well and only 1 time a day.

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i like some of the responses, ive been using oil of oregano for throat. ive been diagnosed with a staph infection apparently from 2001 its now 2012. to no help from the docs. i do not use it everyday and i do extra vit c with additional probiotics. mine is candidiasis. my throat swells horrible. ive also figured out what is making everyone so sick. if you have ever had surgery u need this test microbology lab test from gdx.net. way i see it most of us have bacteria from the surgery after the surgery we go home letting ourselves back into normal routine. so u have sex and pass the bacteria my husband has suffered like no tomorrow and its due to the bacteria infection that they gave me(staph) u go in again for more surgery and u pass it on again. i think it stinks. we are caught in a whole this country will never see. when u hit candida it goes into candidiasis which gives us autoimmune and cancer. he is now candida had lymphoma has diabetes (bacteria) bla i hate medical. suck u dry of money only to find out u wont get better doing it there way. chrissy

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@ Alice, you should NOT have any bacteria getting under those crowns. The smell you are smelling is your tooth rotting underneath, that is why the smell is not going away. Crowns are to be sealed, it isn't the cement that seals it,it keeps it on, the dentist didn't fit them right, they should seal without the cement. My mom was in dentistry for 35 years and I was a dental assistant for 8 years. Go to your dentist and get those fixed. You will eventually need a root canal if you your tooth is rotting underneath.

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367 · March 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

When I took it, I felt like I was on speed. I would buzz around maniacally. It worked great as an appetite suppressant, of course, and honestly that was a plus but I decided that something was terribly wrong there. Although I'm intolerant of these things now - and I wonder if it's because I slowly overdosed for years in an effort to suppress yeast - coconut oil/medium chain triglycerides and crushed raw garlic seem to be highly effective and more natural killers of yeast and bacteria. Since I can't tolerate those much at all (occasionally I still down some crushed garlic anyway because it's potent, great stuff) I now frequently dose a few drops of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and take drops of Lugol's iodine daily; I believe these two things are suppressing yeast effectively enough that I haven't had recurrence of symptoms.

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How much oregano oil did you take?

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367 · March 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I don't know what the potency was - definitely don't have the bottle anymore - but I was taking two capsules a day, as I recall. I think I dropped to one a day, but finally decided I wasn't noticing any particular difference in symptoms. I think that's likely because I was poisoning myself in a variety of ways, and actually getting rid of most of my anti-candida regimen was most effective. Occasional hydrogen peroxide taken internally, Lugol's iodine and avoiding dairy and gluten seem to be the most effective ways to avoid yeast overgrowth for me at this point.

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