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Overcoming Candidiasis with Oil of Oregano

  • Published: 2012-02-15 (Revised/Updated 2013-06-14) : Author: Katie - (
  • Synopsis: Ways you can use oil of oregano for treating candidiasis include applying it topically to the affected skin area or by taking it orally.
Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano - Oregano comes from Greek and means "mountain of joy." Hippocrates used Oregano for curing various diseases such as stomach pain and respiratory diseases. In the 15th century, Paracelsus used Wild Oregano to treat diarrhea, psoriasis, vomiting, jaundice, and fungal diseases. Oregano essential oil has been used for : Fighting yeast, fungus (skin and blood-born); Knocking out allergies, hay fever, and sinusitis; Stopping infections (cold and flu).

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"Many studies have already been conducted validating the effectiveness of oil of oregano in eradicating harmful germs, and that includes many types of fungi."

There are two ways that you can use oil of oregano for treating candidiasis. One is by applying it topically to the affected skin area. The other way is by taking it orally. Or you can facilitate the healing by using both methods.

Candidiasis is a very difficult disease to treat. Once you are infected once, a recurrence is always a possibility. But every time the disease comes back, it is usually less severe than the previous infection. So it is very important to treat this disease promptly, in order to lower the chances of re-infection. Thankfully, there is a product that can help us deal with this infection right when it starts. This product is oil of oregano, a very well known substance that is effective in controlling the growth of many types of harmful microbes, including many species of fungi.

The Nature of Candidiasis

There are about 20 different types of candida fungus, the most common of which is candida albicans. Candidiasis is technically a disease caused by these types of fungi. It is the most common yeast infection that plagues women all over the world. It might interest you to know that all of us have moderate amounts of this yeast in our system. This is not dangerous though. But if it grows at an accelerated rate, it will transform into a fungal form and spread through the intestinal walls and then often to the entire body.

The growth of this particular fungus will greatly increase if the right conditions, such as wet surfaces and warm temperatures, are present. As their numbers increase, infection becomes very likely. The infections will show up as skin and diaper rash, nail bed infections, infections of the tissues of the oral cavity and vaginal yeast infections.

The Power of Oil of Oregano

Many studies have already been conducted validating the effectiveness of oil of oregano in eradicating harmful germs, and that includes many types of fungi. The studies have confirmed that this essential oil contains many phenols and flavonoids - substances that can kill harmful pathogens. The researchers also found that this essential oil is rich in many vitamins and other nutrients that can strengthen the immune system. This is the reason why oil of oregano is effective in overcoming candidiasis. It doesn't just kill the candida fungus but also strengthens the body so that it can resist the infection.

Oregano oil contains significant amounts of phenols and flavonoids, with carvacrol and thymol being the most potent. These two act synergistically in eradicating the microbes that cause candidiasis and other diseases. Aside from these, there are also significant amounts of vitamins and minerals in oregano oil. With this potent combination, oil of oregano can surely overcome candidiasis.

High Quality Oreganol P73

Oil of oregano is already effective against candida albicans and other pathogens. But there is a company that has developed a new formulation which makes this essential oil more powerful in killing harmful microbes. This new formulation is called Oreganol P73. The manufacturer says that it is blend of several wild oregano plants found in the mountain regions of certain Mediterranean countries. These countries are Turkey, Portugal and Greece. They claim that this particular brand has the right combination of carvacrol and thymol which makes it more potent than other brands. If so, candida albicans will surely not thrive if this particular brand of oregano oil is used for treatment.

Using Oil of Oregano to Overcome Candidiasis

There are two ways that you can use oil of oregano for treating candidiasis. One is by applying it topically to the affected skin area. The other way is by taking it orally. Or you can facilitate the healing by using both methods.

The potent substances contained in this essential oil can be irritating to the skin when it is applied directly, especially to the genitals and other sensitive areas. Therefore it is safer to dilute it with olive oil before applying it. This will soften the effects on the skin. If not, you might feel a burning sensation and your skin might be irritated. Before applying the oil, mix two to 3 drops with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. If your skin still reacts uncomfortably with this mixture, add some more olive oil to the mix.

To facilitate your healing, take one or two capsules of oil of oregano twice a day. Do this until the candida infection is gone.

Oil of oregano is certainly capable of healing candidiasis.

This was proven by Dr. Harry G. Preuss of Georgetown University in the United States. In one study he conducted, the carvacrol component of this essential oil stopped the growth of candida by about 75%. The study also showed that carvacrol was able to do this because of the help of the other components of oreganol. This only shows that the synergistic effects of the substances are more powerful than their individual effects.

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