Oil Of Oregano For Fungi (yeast, etc), Check It Out

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by herblady, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. herblady

    herblady New Member

    this is also something i haven't tried before. i have just some off antibiotics and believe i have GI yeast again. i took a diflucan but still have symptoms. so i got this which has lately gotten a reputation as an antifungal. i noticed some people have recently asked about supplements for yeast so i thought this might interest some. cindi





    The Wild Oregano Oil Miracle
    Article by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, MSc

    Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) is well known in the Mediterranean world (Greece and Crete) for its ability to slow down food spoilage through its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidant activity. The related herbs thyme and marjoram sold in most North American supermarkets, are labeled incorrectly as oregano and possess little of wild oregano's miraculous healing properties.


    HOW IT WORKS

    Isomeric phenols (primarily carvacrol) in oregano oil in dilutions as low as 1/50,000 destroys Candida albicans, the Aspergillus mold, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter, Klebsiella, E.coli, Giardia, Pseudomonas, and Proteus. Another phenol constituent, thymol, boosts the immune system. These compounds also act as free radical scavengers (shield against toxins) thus preventing further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

    Oil of oregano is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic. It also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is an ideal product to use for people who suffer from CFS and/or fibromyalgia. This is not regular oregano, but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, vulgare species) of the spice, which has, until recently, not been available in Canada. Do not use a substitute or oregano from a grocery store because it will have no effect. oil of oregano natural herbal supplement offers a variety of remedies

    Many of us have enjoyed oregano with our foods at one point or another. Nevertheless, how much more would you enjoy it if you realized just how beneficial oregano could be to your health? You would probably sprinkle it on more than just your pizza and spaghetti, right?

    Oregano is one of the most diverse health aids available. Unfortunately, however, most of the oregano that consumers are familiar with contains only trace quantities of the actual species of the plant, or in some cases, none at all.

    Meanwhile, researchers have uncovered numerous benefits to using oregano and extracted oil of oregano. However, buyer beware. These significant health benefits are unattainable if the oregano is not the true substance.

    Nevertheless, true oil of oregano offers many exciting remedies to a variety of ailments. In "Herbal Renaissance", Steven Foster credits oregano as having "been employed to treat indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism, and coughs due to whooping cough and bronchitis (primarily for it's antispasmodic effects)."

    The ancient Greeks were among the first to take advantage of oregano's medicinal qualities. The Greeks termed the spice oreganos, meaning "delight of the mountains".

    Although there are a wide variety of plants that are confused with oregano (including marjoram, thyme, and sage) true oregano grows wild in Mediterranean regions such as Greece. The wild oregano is the source of surprisingly potent oil of oregano.

    In "The Cure is in the Cupboard", Cass Ingram, D.O., has written a book that is dedicated to unveiling the health benefits of oregano and oil of oregano. He notes that "wild oregano is a veritable natural mineral treasure-house, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food".

    The wild oregano is rich in a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese. Vitamins C and A (beta carotene) and niacin also are contained in oregano. Judging from its mineral content alone, it is not hard to figure out why oregano is such a valuable commodity. Consider some of oregano's other useful purposes and it becomes even more obvious.

    "Oregano is one of Nature's finest preservatives", states Ingram in another book, "Supermarket Remedies". The author suggests that if oregano is used with foods such as meat, eggs, milk, or salad, you "will greatly halt the growth of microbes and, thus, reduce the risk for food poisoning."

    The key element in oregano is the oil, which Foster points out "contains carvacrol and thymol as the primary components". Foster attributes the "fungicidal and worm-expellant properties" of oil of oregano to carvacrol and thymol. "These two phenols may constitute as much as 90% of (the oil)."

    However, Ingram adds that these two phenols work "synergistically" and that is the reason oil of oregano packs a double punch in antiseptic power and explains why it is "infinitely more potent than commercial phenol in microbial killing power."

    All of this helps make oregano oil a significant factor in treating internal and external fungi including athlete's foot. Skin conditions such a psoriasis and eczema can be improved with the treatment as well. Ingram explains the astonishing discovery that "oil of oregano outright destroys all variety of fungi and yeasts, regardless of where they reside."

    In addition to fighting various fungi, oil of oregano is useful against bacteria and parasites. As Ingram asserts, "oil of oregano's antiseptic powers are immense . . . it inhibits the growth of the majority of bacteria, something that prescription antibiotics fail to accomplish." In the case of parasites, oil of oregano has had success neutralizing worms, amoeba, and protozoan.

    Additional uses for oregano and oil of oregano are multi-dimensional. It has been found helpful in combating diarrhea, intestinal gas, and digestive problems, as well as sore throat and breathing difficulties. Oil of oregano can be immediately help against bee stings and many venomous bites until medical attention can be reached. Oil of oregano has even been suggested as a treatment for dandruff, diaper rash, and other skin disorders.

    The benefits of oregano has gone largely unnoticed and under publicized for far too long. As Ingram notes, oregano is "one of the world's finest natural medicines, that is if it's true oregano."

    So while oregano may hold the answer for a number of your health questions, be sure that it is in fact the real thing. Remember, these remedies are only attributed to genuine oregano and oil of oregano. Nonetheless, their values are much too important to overlook. Oregano may just be the thing you are searching for, or maybe did not realize was available.


    Oregano: Nature's Healer
    Dr. Cass Ingram

    Dr. Cass Ingram is a physician, educator, and author of over 10 books, including his latest, "The Cure is in the Cupboard".

    I spent the better part of 1995 and '96 investigating the therapeutic values of wild oregano, and publishing the first book on its health benefits called "The Cure is in the Cupboard". I call wild oregano nature's most versatile essential oil.

    Oregano oil is a powerhouse for:


    fighting yeast, fungus (skin and blood-born)



    knocking our allergies, hay fever, and sinusitis



    stopping infections (cold and flu).



    I learned about its strength first hand, as I suffered from a blood-born fungal infection that incapacitated me several years ago. I had to close my practice and move home to live. I tried everything, and ultimately discovered the potent antiseptic activity of wild oregano. It put me back on my feet.

    Of late, the antiallergic feedback I have received has been most impressive. Although the oil of oregano has been used since ancient times to fight yeast, fungal and viral infections, oregano's ability to wipe out allergies, runny nose, sinusitis, and nasal drip has taken me by surprise.


    MODERN USES FOR OREGANO



    Please understand, you are not going to get any better eating a pizza! Wild, crude, mountain-grown oregano (from the Mediterranean) is the only kind that is naturally rich in 'carvacrols, flavonoids, and terpenes', which give the oregano its tremendous strength. Carvacrol is a natural phenol that contains powerful anti-microbial activity. Flavonoids provide natural antiseptic properties, and Terpenes (long chain hydrocarbons) are natural anti-inflammatory agents.


    Natural Decongestant

    Carvacrol, Flavonoids, and Terpenes are Mother Nature's antihistamines and decongestants. Super Strength Oil of Oregano has over 70% Carvacrol by weight. That is an abundance of healing power. Please beware of cheap imitations. The Wolfe Clinic's Super Strength Oil of Oregano is 100% pure wild oregano oil. It may be used internally and topically. Other brands of oregano oil are often unsafe and adulterated.


    Anti-Allergy Properties

    Every potential allergy sufferer needs to know that wild oregano is capable of halting your next allergy attack in its tracks. It is effective, reliable, and safe. Over-the-counter drugs have side effects, and they are not your only option. Try a natural approach first. Don't be a victim of allergies any more. Wild oregano overpowers them every time.


    Antibacterial Agent

    Oregano is also an excellent antibacterial agent. Its volatile oils are highly active against the majority of pathogenic bacteria, including staph, strep, and E.coli.

    Furthermore, fungal resistance to oregano oil is exceptionally rare. Oregano is such a potent antifungal agent that it is capable of destroying even resistant fungal forms such as the mutated fungi which result from antibiotic therapy.


    MANY THERAPEUTIC USES

    Internally:



    Use the Super Strength on or in the body. It is strong, so when using it internally, start with small amounts, like one or two drops twice daily in juice.

    Take one drop twice per day working your way to one drop four times per day. Mix with one teaspoon of honey, maple syrup, or olive oil to improve palatability. Take for a period of 15 days and then stop for 15 days. Then repeat the process.


    Externally:

    Oil of oregano may also be applied topically to treat itches, infections of the skin, gums, teeth, and just about any orifice in the body. Exercise care if you use it in the genital region where it is best mixed with olive oil or coconut oil before application (1 drop per teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil/butter).

    There are no side effects and it is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug.


    Oil of Oregano Effectively Treats:

    · acne · allergies · arthritis · asthma · athlete's foot · constipation · croup · dandruff · diarrhea · digestive disturbances · insect bites · bronchitis · canker sores · colds · flu · earaches · fatigue · gum disease · parasites · headaches · menstrual irregularities · psoriasis · toenail problems · seborrhea · ringworm · rosacea · sinusitis · muscle pain · varicose veins · warts












  2. herblady

    herblady New Member

    this is also something i haven't tried before. i have just some off antibiotics and believe i have GI yeast again. i took a diflucan but still have symptoms. so i got this which has lately gotten a reputation as an antifungal. i noticed some people have recently asked about supplements for yeast so i thought this might interest some. cindi





    The Wild Oregano Oil Miracle
    Article by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, MD, MSc

    Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) is well known in the Mediterranean world (Greece and Crete) for its ability to slow down food spoilage through its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidant activity. The related herbs thyme and marjoram sold in most North American supermarkets, are labeled incorrectly as oregano and possess little of wild oregano's miraculous healing properties.


    HOW IT WORKS

    Isomeric phenols (primarily carvacrol) in oregano oil in dilutions as low as 1/50,000 destroys Candida albicans, the Aspergillus mold, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter, Klebsiella, E.coli, Giardia, Pseudomonas, and Proteus. Another phenol constituent, thymol, boosts the immune system. These compounds also act as free radical scavengers (shield against toxins) thus preventing further tissue damage while encouraging healing.

    Oil of oregano is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic. It also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is an ideal product to use for people who suffer from CFS and/or fibromyalgia. This is not regular oregano, but a wild form (wild mountain oregano, vulgare species) of the spice, which has, until recently, not been available in Canada. Do not use a substitute or oregano from a grocery store because it will have no effect. oil of oregano natural herbal supplement offers a variety of remedies

    Many of us have enjoyed oregano with our foods at one point or another. Nevertheless, how much more would you enjoy it if you realized just how beneficial oregano could be to your health? You would probably sprinkle it on more than just your pizza and spaghetti, right?

    Oregano is one of the most diverse health aids available. Unfortunately, however, most of the oregano that consumers are familiar with contains only trace quantities of the actual species of the plant, or in some cases, none at all.

    Meanwhile, researchers have uncovered numerous benefits to using oregano and extracted oil of oregano. However, buyer beware. These significant health benefits are unattainable if the oregano is not the true substance.

    Nevertheless, true oil of oregano offers many exciting remedies to a variety of ailments. In "Herbal Renaissance", Steven Foster credits oregano as having "been employed to treat indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism, and coughs due to whooping cough and bronchitis (primarily for it's antispasmodic effects)."

    The ancient Greeks were among the first to take advantage of oregano's medicinal qualities. The Greeks termed the spice oreganos, meaning "delight of the mountains".

    Although there are a wide variety of plants that are confused with oregano (including marjoram, thyme, and sage) true oregano grows wild in Mediterranean regions such as Greece. The wild oregano is the source of surprisingly potent oil of oregano.

    In "The Cure is in the Cupboard", Cass Ingram, D.O., has written a book that is dedicated to unveiling the health benefits of oregano and oil of oregano. He notes that "wild oregano is a veritable natural mineral treasure-house, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food".

    The wild oregano is rich in a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese. Vitamins C and A (beta carotene) and niacin also are contained in oregano. Judging from its mineral content alone, it is not hard to figure out why oregano is such a valuable commodity. Consider some of oregano's other useful purposes and it becomes even more obvious.

    "Oregano is one of Nature's finest preservatives", states Ingram in another book, "Supermarket Remedies". The author suggests that if oregano is used with foods such as meat, eggs, milk, or salad, you "will greatly halt the growth of microbes and, thus, reduce the risk for food poisoning."

    The key element in oregano is the oil, which Foster points out "contains carvacrol and thymol as the primary components". Foster attributes the "fungicidal and worm-expellant properties" of oil of oregano to carvacrol and thymol. "These two phenols may constitute as much as 90% of (the oil)."

    However, Ingram adds that these two phenols work "synergistically" and that is the reason oil of oregano packs a double punch in antiseptic power and explains why it is "infinitely more potent than commercial phenol in microbial killing power."

    All of this helps make oregano oil a significant factor in treating internal and external fungi including athlete's foot. Skin conditions such a psoriasis and eczema can be improved with the treatment as well. Ingram explains the astonishing discovery that "oil of oregano outright destroys all variety of fungi and yeasts, regardless of where they reside."

    In addition to fighting various fungi, oil of oregano is useful against bacteria and parasites. As Ingram asserts, "oil of oregano's antiseptic powers are immense . . . it inhibits the growth of the majority of bacteria, something that prescription antibiotics fail to accomplish." In the case of parasites, oil of oregano has had success neutralizing worms, amoeba, and protozoan.

    Additional uses for oregano and oil of oregano are multi-dimensional. It has been found helpful in combating diarrhea, intestinal gas, and digestive problems, as well as sore throat and breathing difficulties. Oil of oregano can be immediately help against bee stings and many venomous bites until medical attention can be reached. Oil of oregano has even been suggested as a treatment for dandruff, diaper rash, and other skin disorders.

    The benefits of oregano has gone largely unnoticed and under publicized for far too long. As Ingram notes, oregano is "one of the world's finest natural medicines, that is if it's true oregano."

    So while oregano may hold the answer for a number of your health questions, be sure that it is in fact the real thing. Remember, these remedies are only attributed to genuine oregano and oil of oregano. Nonetheless, their values are much too important to overlook. Oregano may just be the thing you are searching for, or maybe did not realize was available.


    Oregano: Nature's Healer
    Dr. Cass Ingram

    Dr. Cass Ingram is a physician, educator, and author of over 10 books, including his latest, "The Cure is in the Cupboard".

    I spent the better part of 1995 and '96 investigating the therapeutic values of wild oregano, and publishing the first book on its health benefits called "The Cure is in the Cupboard". I call wild oregano nature's most versatile essential oil.

    Oregano oil is a powerhouse for:


    fighting yeast, fungus (skin and blood-born)



    knocking our allergies, hay fever, and sinusitis



    stopping infections (cold and flu).



    I learned about its strength first hand, as I suffered from a blood-born fungal infection that incapacitated me several years ago. I had to close my practice and move home to live. I tried everything, and ultimately discovered the potent antiseptic activity of wild oregano. It put me back on my feet.

    Of late, the antiallergic feedback I have received has been most impressive. Although the oil of oregano has been used since ancient times to fight yeast, fungal and viral infections, oregano's ability to wipe out allergies, runny nose, sinusitis, and nasal drip has taken me by surprise.


    MODERN USES FOR OREGANO



    Please understand, you are not going to get any better eating a pizza! Wild, crude, mountain-grown oregano (from the Mediterranean) is the only kind that is naturally rich in 'carvacrols, flavonoids, and terpenes', which give the oregano its tremendous strength. Carvacrol is a natural phenol that contains powerful anti-microbial activity. Flavonoids provide natural antiseptic properties, and Terpenes (long chain hydrocarbons) are natural anti-inflammatory agents.


    Natural Decongestant

    Carvacrol, Flavonoids, and Terpenes are Mother Nature's antihistamines and decongestants. Super Strength Oil of Oregano has over 70% Carvacrol by weight. That is an abundance of healing power. Please beware of cheap imitations. The Wolfe Clinic's Super Strength Oil of Oregano is 100% pure wild oregano oil. It may be used internally and topically. Other brands of oregano oil are often unsafe and adulterated.


    Anti-Allergy Properties

    Every potential allergy sufferer needs to know that wild oregano is capable of halting your next allergy attack in its tracks. It is effective, reliable, and safe. Over-the-counter drugs have side effects, and they are not your only option. Try a natural approach first. Don't be a victim of allergies any more. Wild oregano overpowers them every time.


    Antibacterial Agent

    Oregano is also an excellent antibacterial agent. Its volatile oils are highly active against the majority of pathogenic bacteria, including staph, strep, and E.coli.

    Furthermore, fungal resistance to oregano oil is exceptionally rare. Oregano is such a potent antifungal agent that it is capable of destroying even resistant fungal forms such as the mutated fungi which result from antibiotic therapy.


    MANY THERAPEUTIC USES

    Internally:



    Use the Super Strength on or in the body. It is strong, so when using it internally, start with small amounts, like one or two drops twice daily in juice.

    Take one drop twice per day working your way to one drop four times per day. Mix with one teaspoon of honey, maple syrup, or olive oil to improve palatability. Take for a period of 15 days and then stop for 15 days. Then repeat the process.


    Externally:

    Oil of oregano may also be applied topically to treat itches, infections of the skin, gums, teeth, and just about any orifice in the body. Exercise care if you use it in the genital region where it is best mixed with olive oil or coconut oil before application (1 drop per teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil/butter).

    There are no side effects and it is compatible with any other natural remedy or prescription drug.


    Oil of Oregano Effectively Treats:

    · acne · allergies · arthritis · asthma · athlete's foot · constipation · croup · dandruff · diarrhea · digestive disturbances · insect bites · bronchitis · canker sores · colds · flu · earaches · fatigue · gum disease · parasites · headaches · menstrual irregularities · psoriasis · toenail problems · seborrhea · ringworm · rosacea · sinusitis · muscle pain · varicose veins · warts












  3. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    anti fungal meds except Monostat. I almost died on one of the pills not Diflucan so this is very much appreciated.

    Thank so much, Kim
  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Wild Oregano is a wonder drug! I used it in a strange way, I put it under my nose when I go out, I have not caught a cold or flu in years doing this!

    Just be sure you get the right brand, some are not worth a darn. The one I use is; 'North American' Oil of Oregano. It is the pure stuff. Very strong, and you only need a small amount of it.

    Thanks for the post, as usual a great one!

    Shalom, Shirl


    PS. My dog had a 'hot spot' and all the meds I put on him did not heal it. I put a drop of the Oregano on it, and in two days it dried up.

    [This Message was Edited on 09/14/2002]
  5. herblady

    herblady New Member

    thanks for the info shirl, i'll definitely remember it. my dog has a real bad itchy spot on her rump. i'm going to try it. cindi
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Thanks for the info. I'm only sorry that I can't use herbals because of the Guai, but this is valuable info for everyone else.

    Love, Mikie
  7. herblady

    herblady New Member

    i hope it does help someone. i do think it's working for me. cindi
  8. SharonR

    SharonR New Member

    This is one of my major biggies to deal with, am off to the vitamin store this morn'. I am going to post a receipe of a high potency antibody that some of my friends make and use. But it has to be made 14 days in advance of using it.
    Thanks so much for this info.
    Smiles
    Sharon
  9. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    Is it rough on the stomach? How do you take it?
    Very interested in this, as I'm sure I have yeast overgrowth and afraid of Diflucan. Been only using Probiotics and Garlic.
    Great post,
    Tania
  10. herblady

    herblady New Member

    well i can't speak for anyone else but it doesn't hurt my stomach. but mine has ginger oil (for nausea) and fennel oil (for gas) and i'm already taking nexium. it sure works great on the gas. that's one of my worst problems when i have intestinal yeast. you ought to give it a try. cindi
  11. fibrokimm

    fibrokimm New Member

    I have heard alot about this particular oil but never got around to getting any. I would like to know wher i can purchase the oil of oregano by Wolfe Clinic's super strength oil of oregano ? How much is it ? Can I purchase it at a reputable health food store ? I hate mail order. I will search for Ingram's book tommarrow. Thanks for the info.

    fibrokimm
  12. herblady

    herblady New Member

    well hon, i've not heard of this brand and don't know what store you could get it in. you might HAVE to look online. i have my own source of a brand i trust. i really do think it's helped but i went through a HELL of a healing crisis after i started it. i'm slowly coming out of it. i don't seem to have any symptoms now, just very tired but even that's getting better. this site probably has it and if you want to know mine you can email me at yucca_dew@yahoo.com. cindi
  13. ali-may

    ali-may New Member

    Just wondering - when undergoing an anti-yeast program (for example, using oil of oregano), how long should you do it for? If you feel better, does that mean that the yeast/fungus has been destroyed? If so, do you stop the treatment when you start feeling better, or do you continue for a specific period of time? I can't find this info anywhere!

    Alison

  14. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    My health food representative said two weeks on and two weeks off. I believe the article mentions it above 15 on and 15 off.
    Tania
  15. ali-may

    ali-may New Member

    Thanks TaniaF - so then, for how long do we continue the '2 weeks on, 2 weeks off' protocol? Do we do this only until we feel better, or for a certain amount of time after we feel better, or do we continue it indefinitely?

    Thanks!
    Alison
  16. selma

    selma New Member

    Heard of Friend who has FMS and used it for energy.
    didn't think that it had so many uses. I hope to take blood tests for Mycoplasma inf.s So I'll put off using it til after that. Found out that you can confound many tests by what you use and eat.
    Can't wait to try it tho...
    A Big thank -you for ALL the info.

    Love and hugs, Selma
  17. herblady

    herblady New Member

    i'm going to do it until i finish the bottle. that should be plenty long enough. cindi