Using Oil of Oregano and Yeast Infections

Candida cleanse with Oil of Oregano

by Kati (Iowa)

I believe I have an overgrowth of Candida in my body. How long should I take Oil of Oregano? Is it alright to take it everyday or should I stop taking it after a certain period of time?


Reply: Research shows oregano oil contains carvacrol and thymol; ingredients that are effective against E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and specific strains of fungi and yeast.

A recent animal study shows oregano oil is effective against C. Albicans; the fungi responsible for many yeast infections.

The suggested oregano oil dosages is a couple of drops under the tongue or mixed in a glass of water. This can be repeated 2 – 3 times throughout the day.

Some people will continue taking the oregano oil for a couple of days after symptoms have subsided while others have continued taking Oil of Oregano on a regular basis to prevent further infections.



Oregano Oil for my Yeast Infection

by Darlene (Canada)

I have always suffered from yeast infections my whole life. I have tried so many cures from my drugstore and doctor but they kept coming back. I have used Oil of Oregano (5 drops in a glass of water) taken once every day for a week. The yeast infection started to ease off within the first 24 hours. No side effects. I have also been seeing a dermatologist for the last 8 months for an itchy scalp (also breakouts of scalp pimples).

I have tried 3 different cortisone-based lotions but to no avail. The Oil of Oregano not only cleared up my yeast infection but also all symptoms of itchy/scalp acne! Just drinking the 5 drops in water once a day!


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Kevin is a full-time blogger with a passion for functional, whole food nutrition. A former Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 25 years experience in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, he also has additional training as a Certified Natural Products Advisor. He enjoys a vibrant lifestyle that includes healthy foods, workouts focusing on core strength with flexibility and longboarding to stay fit and agile.