Oil of Oregano

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pepper, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I am currently taking Oil of Oregano (North American Brand) for a severe and stubborn candida infection. How much should I take and how often? Does anyone know?

    Thanks for any replies.
    Pepper
  2. tansy

    tansy New Member

    I used caps which provided 150mgs twice a day, but started on just one every other day and then built it up to the recommended dose. I had previously used other alternatives for candida etc so my pathogen load was already lower than it had been.

    This proved to be one of the best antimicrobials for me; it helped with more than just the candida. Due to a flare up of sinusits that was triggered by a virus, I've just ordered some to take myself; oregano oil worked better than anything else I tried for my sinuses previously.

    A friend could not tolerate his med for a toe nail fungal infection, so I gave him a bottle of oregano oil he could use topically. It worked.

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  3. splooofy

    splooofy New Member

    I tried it for a toe / nail fungal but my lord I smelled all day long. I could hardly stand it and my family hated it. How do you overcome the smell?

    Hugs Splooofy
  4. happygranny

    happygranny Member

    I discovered the power of Oil of Oregano accidentally when I used it on mouth sores. I was putting a few drops a day on the sore on the inside of my lower lip. I don't know for sure how much I used, maybe a total of 5 drops per day. After 4 days I had a serious herx.

    This was before I started the ABX treatment for Lyme, but I knew what a herx felt like from my experience with Nystatin and Flucozanole for candidiasis.

    My recommendation to you, because you are so sensitive, to start out very slowly - maybe 2-3 drops a day and slowly work your way up.

    Good luck {{{{{hugs}}}}}

    Jeannie
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  5. karatelady52

    karatelady52 New Member

    This was on another site I frequent:

    All the guidance I've read has been 1-4 drops 2-3 times daily. More info at http://www.altcancer.com/phyto/oregano_oil.htm (among other sources -- this seems to be a reliable primer, with links to research)

    Oregano oil may inhibit absorption of iron, so don't randomly start taking buckets of it.

    I haven't read anything that suggests candida can build resistance to oregano oil, for what it's worth.

  6. pepper

    pepper New Member

    Tansy, I am so glad to hear that you have found this so helpful for candida. A big bonus for me would be if it helped sinusitis. This has been a chronic problem for me and I will try to remember this when I feel one coming on. This is new to me!

    Smooofy, if you are applying it topically I don't know how you can get around the smell. Maybe you have to go around smelling like a Greek salad until it clears up :)

    Happygranny, it never even occurred to me that this stuff would cause me to herx! Maybe that is one reason why I have been feeling so poorly lately.

    2 drops of the North American brand contains 60 mg so I guess that isn't too much to start with. I have been taking more and will drop it down immediately to see what happens and gradually work up as Tansy suggests.

    Karatelady, I will check out that site. I had no idea about the iron absorption problems. Thank you so much for the info.

    This has been a great help. Thanks a lot.
    Pepper
  7. kch64

    kch64 New Member

    I bought some years ago, but was afraid to try it because it seemed so strong. I never did use it.

    Smelling it made me want Pizza (smile)


    k.
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