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Is Oregano Oil Any Good For Candida?

August 15, 2019

Greetings. It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of
the Canxida range of dietary supplements. Thank you so much again for checking out this
video. I’m not sure if I’ve completed a video on
oregano, but I’m going to do this video anyway. Oregano is one of my favorite herbs when it
comes to digestive problems, gut dysfunction, yeast infection, SIBO, leaky gut, inflammatory
bowel, irritable bowel, any kind of a gut related condition. I think it’s one of the best herbs you can
use. Garlic and oregano are my two top favorites
along with grapefruit seed extract. I just think they’re wonderful. If we look at the historical use of oregano
vulgar, the herb called oregano. People in the Mediterranean have use this
herb for thousands of years, and they’ve use it alongside thyme, marjoram, basil and rosemary. These herbs all have one thing in common. They all have very interesting effects on
the digestive systems and, of course, effects on other parts of the body. If you think back a long time ago, people
never had refrigerators, so how would they store meat? How would they store lamb? Lamb is very popular in the Mediterranean. If you look back, how they stored it was they
would kill an animal and they would first consume the digestive organs, the lungs, the
heart, the liver and those sorts of things. The animal would be skinned and the meat would
be hung up, but they would use herbs often to preserve the meat. Because the herb has very powerful antimicrobial
properties about it. Herbs were used to keep meat from spoiling
for quite a long period of time and for flavor. But one of the big reasons they used it was
to stop the meat from going off and spoiling. Today, we know that these herbs are a wonderful
addition to add to meat dishes like lamb and beef, chicken dishes, they’re really, really
good. I’ve been using oregano in cooking now probably
for about 30 years. I think it’s a wonderful herb to use. I grow different types of oregano. I grow really spicy hot ones. I grow mild ones. I often will get the herb at its peak in mid-summer
when it has a very high oil content. You can smell it. Just around flowering time. Usually just before flowering is when I pick
it. I will crush it in big bunches, clean it and
crush it up and put it in jars and fill it with olive oil and leave that. I’ll often also grow lots of tomatoes and
then dry them in my dehydrator. I grow six different types of tomatoes. Dehydrate them and I put them large jars packed
with artichoke hearts, garlic cloves, roasted bell peppers. Roast those. Put those in there as well. And then sprigs of oregano, sprigs of rosemary,
thyme and then put black olives in there. Make large jars up. And then we will leave those typically for
three or four months and usually by mid-winter, they taste fantastic. Because you’ve got all that wonderful herb,
garlic and flavors of all of those Mediterranean foods coming into the oil. Very nice for pizzas or tapas and things like
that that you’re going to eat. Oregano contains different types of nutrients. Vitamin content, mineral content and also
chemicals called phenols. Phenols have a particular property. There are different types of phenols. One is called thymol. One is called carvacrol. Carvacrol is very anti-microbial and some
oreganos have got a low carvacrol content. Others have a very high carvacrol content. The carvacrol I tend to use in my oregano
in my Candida formula, my Canxida Remove, for example, has a very high grade carvacrol
from the Mediterranean. It’s about 60 to 70 percent carvacrol, so
it’s quite potent. Many other brands will have a low quantity
of the carvacrol, which gives them a lower microbial inhibition. Other phenols like thymol, for example, tend
to be immune boosting. Thymol is found a lot in thyme. Thyme is a very nice herb, which I tend to
use a lot for people, especially with respiratory tract infections like coughs or sinus infections. Thyme is great for whooping cough or a cough
that’s settled into the chest. Oregano tends to be more antimicrobial with
its phenol compounds, so I would tend to use it more for small intestinal bacterial issues. It’s also shown in laboratory use and through
studies that oregano oil has a very wide ranging anti-microbial action on parasites, fungi,
bacteria, even viruses tend to be affected by oregano. It’s certainly something that you want to
have when you’ve got a yeast infection. You can take oregano oil on its own, but I
really believe it works best in a compound product alongside garlic with a high allicin
content and also the long chain fatty acids like undecylenic acid and caprylic acid. When you start putting these oils and fatty
acids together, you tend to get a much more compound effect on a broad spectrum of multiple
Candida species. Many people I see have anything from one to
five different Candida species in their gut. They can also have up to 200 or 300 different
types of fungi in their gut. Multiple parasites and different kinds of
imbalanced bacteria. So taking a compound product, you’re going
to have a much better effect on wiping out a wide range of pathogens at the same time. That’s exactly why I created the Canxida Remove
formula to contain all of these ingredients in there. Make sure that oregano is included in your
anti-Candida regime. Also try to include oregano in your diet. It’s now March in New Zealand. We’re going into fall or autumn. Pretty soon it will be winter time. But for you guys in the States, the Northern
Hemisphere, you’re going into spring, wonderful. I was just recently in America and I really
enjoyed Canada, watching all the leaves just coming into spring. Now is a good opportunity for you to go to
a garden center and buy some oregano plants and plant them and grow some oregano for summertime. Get some nice big oregano bushes happening
and use those in egg dishes, in meat dishes and salads. Be sure to eat oregano in your diet regularly,
too. While you’re there, get a big pot, put a couple
of thyme plants in there, maybe some basil and grow all these herbs. They’re a wonderful anti-microbial addition
to your spring and summer eating regime. If you’re like me, you want to have them all
year around, you do what I do. You preserve them in jars. You can grow large bunches, extract the goodness
into the oil, and then use it for salad dressings or cooking. There are different ways you can preserve
them. But think about it, you can extend the life
of these all year around by doing things like drying them out or making some powdered herbal
products for cooking. Either way, make sure that you include oregano
into your diet in a supplement form and in an eating form if you’ve got any kind of gut
problem. Don’t forget to click on the link below for
your free Candida report. It’s quite a good report that I’ve written
for you. It’s quite a nice way for you to learn all
about the foods you can eat and shouldn’t be eating when you’ve got a yeast infection. Also, if you’re not a subscriber, please subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel March 27, 2016 at 3:19 am

    i use oregano oil for candida all the time i apply it on my skin

  • Reply Spiritual Insanity March 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I'm certainly with you on that one. Oregano oil rocks! I managed to completely eradicate the herpes virus using it along with high dose vitamin c. Although I do wish that Americans would learn to pronounce oregano properly; they make it sound like a venereal disease.

  • Reply jeddS26 March 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I have hand and toenail fungus,i was exsposed to black mold at my last home,i would crave carbs all the time and would be severely bloated by the end of the day and fart all day long,a few months back before i moved out of the mold/SHITHOUSE i cut out all the crap i was eating,energy drinks,crisps,chocolate ect and inflammation has definitely went down, sugar im taking in now are from coconut water and alpro coconut yogurt,my diet consists of leavy vegetables and meats,i've went from 107kg down to 92kg at 6ft and feel much better for it,i take digestive enzymes and a probiotic called probion active with every meal,alot of my symptoms have went away since i relocated and changed my diet but i know iv'e still got a while to go to be 100%,one of the biggest problems iv'e had to deal with personally is muscle atrophy and weakness,i lift weights and my progress has been stagnant,more like going backwards,felt like none of the carbs i ate went to the muscles to help build and repair them,i love training its a passion of mine so this has been fukin annoying.I also drink apple vinger cider before i go to my bed and add coconut oil to my india teas plus i take a wormwood combination supplement,i went through a combination of symptoms the last 3 year and half while not having a clue with whats been attacking my health.Bought a book by paul chek called how to eat,move and be healthy 3 month ago when i started to change my diet which talked a little about fungus and parasite infections which lead me onto buying another book The Fungal Link by Doug A. Kaufmann and i started to watch this guy dougs vids on youtube and came across yourself during the process.Been watching your vids for a few weeks now eric and even bought 2 of your candida remove supplements from the site,they'll take a while to get to Scotland though.I put a product called fungus stop on my infected nails and blah blah bla the point of this rant is to find out what am i doing right? What am i doing wrong? And what other things should i start doing?………………………JeddSmith 23 year old Scotland! A video response would be good or write back thanks

  • Reply Krillin March 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    can you cure candida within 6 months following the candida diet and taking candixa with moderate exercise

  • Reply Awakened Angel March 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    This is all very interesting. I enjoy the videos. Doctors will tell you there isn't a cure, Good for you. I'm curious what kind of vit C. Also, us Americans feel the same way. 😏 where do you live…

  • Reply Awakened Angel March 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I recently subscribed. Really appreciate you taking your time to make these videos. Do you have any videos on how to do all the things you've mentioned. if not could you.

  • Reply Bob M March 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for a good video. Does consistent use of an oregano oil supplement pose any undesired effects? For instance, does it differentiate between the good and bad bacteria? Can it cause bruising? I have seen red splotches on my feet. I've been using a blend of cold-pressed olive oil, peppermint oil and cayenne oil, 6 drops before meals, 1 to 3 times a day. I eat a lot of garlic and have apple cider vinegar in water and take an iodine supplement (2 or 3 drops a day).

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  • Reply Tiffany Lo May 1, 2016 at 1:17 am

    You're awesome! Thank you for putting out such education content!!!

  • Reply Taxi for one May 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you so much for your videos, I think it very generous of you to share your knowledge There is so much conflicting information out there, you have added informed clarity.. Thanks again

  • Reply Ken Bellchambers May 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you for your superb recipe for oil preserved vegetables and herbs, what I believe is called anti-pasto by the Italians. I am definitely going to try that next season. I am a fervent compost maker and would passionately recommend to all to learn this fine art. Your food and herbs will improve beyond all recognition, even better than using manure. Invest in a proper composting or manure fork for turning, and the job is much easier than using, say, a garden fork. Too much unnecessary resistance, and too short a handle. Plants need nothing else besides humus.

  • Reply Kasim Ali Hussain June 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Eric,

    what your position bon Papaya and its seeds for Candida?

  • Reply Martha Canelo November 11, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hi i put 4 spoons of coconut oil and mix 3 drops of oregano oil and mix it room temperature and I drink one tea spoon for my candida, one a day, is that good. ? Please. 😘

  • Reply Ano Niem February 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    greetings eric bakker, is it true oregano oil also kills good bacteria? and i thought regular oregano on food doesnt really work? or does it?

  • Reply William Ross April 15, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I like your videos because you always answer the question almost right away but then I end up sticking around for the whole thing.

  • Reply Hayle Hure May 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I personally appreciate for your endeavour to disseminate your expertise and intuition for microbial solution. Dr Eric Bakker.if you are busy to eradicate H pylori. infection and want to not lose hair and protect from baldness, can I use Biotin?

  • Reply moms determined May 28, 2017 at 11:18 am

    thank you very much for sharing your great insight. we need …here in America…information like this..thanks to. YouTube discovery. Question! Being on medicationfors for over 5 yrs…and at time breath from others does not always smell ok…even though, doctors says month is clean, and they do not see anything wrong, but yet you get all these reaction from people about once breath…but then again it does not happen all the time…it occurs after eating anything. mouth hygen is good. And yet , I get this reactions from people. it can be heart broken because you do not know what is happening in your month nor does your doctors….and they quickly want to prescribe you an anti acid medication..which does not work….but add to the problem. what type of test can I ask for to see an overall issues that is happening to why getting this unpleasant odor…that I can not even smell. And this started 2 yrs ago.

  • Reply Uroš Peteh June 30, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hi all. I suffer from LPR symptoms for five years and cant take it anymore. ( tightness in throat, swellings, air hunger). This disease ate my soul, i am a living zombie. My question is, can origano oil kill bad bacterias and yeasts that might be respinsible for pressure i have on sphincter muscles?

  • Reply Jessica Oglesby August 14, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Do you sell Oregno oil for fungal sinusitis and Gut because I suffer from it is there link

  • Reply Alex -Games- November 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I would take your product but oregano oil makes me bleed even taking the smallest amount, and wormwood and black walnut make me sick and dizzy.

  • Reply chizee 3 December 2, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Can I use Swanson Oregano Capsules

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  • Reply NicK February 26, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Zane Hellas oregano oil has 86% carvacrol & <2% thymol content. Would really recommend! It's made in Greece 🙂

  • Reply CMV Robison March 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I have bad Sebboreah Dermatitis on my face and neck. Bad itchy, burning, flaky, and bad acne. Doctors give me hydro cortisone cream with ketoconazole cream and the fluconazole tablets.

    Before discovering your videos, 2wks ago I took these tablets, even though I never take drugs, I got desperate!! Like you said in one of your videos, it was my first time taking fluconazole so yes, it worked fast and my face “seemed” healed. I was so excited. But less than a week symptoms came back, doctor prescribed more (expensive pills). I was going to wait until my neck/face got worse and take these pills again, until I saw your videos about this drug.

    I will never take these pills. I wish I would have known before I bought these pills, I wonder if I could take them back to pharmacy?

    Anyway, I am very surprised about having skin problems because I am a very healthy eater. Organic fruits, veggies, no dairy, no meat, no coffee, no sugar… I drink my homemade kefir and homemade kombucha, plus I take lots of vitamins and probiotics. Every morning I drink 16oz of warm water with organic squeezed lemon juice and organic Braggs apple cider vinegar about an hour before breakfast.

    I do have colloidal silver, Olive Leaf Complex and Oregano that I use only when my family or I am sick. My husband and I have 4 kids.

    I will start taking oregano oil on a daily basis…how much? Any cures that you can suggest for me….PLEASE????

  • Reply CMV Robison March 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    H E L P!! I have Seborrheic Dermatitis! Horrible itching, burning, flaky, acne on my neck and face. I feel like there is no reason for me to have any skin problems at all.

    I eat no meat, no dairy products, very little gluten, no coffee, no sugar, no smoke, no alcohol. (I have never smoked or drank alcohol, I will be 54 yrs old in July). I eat organic fruits n veggies, nuts. quinoa, I drink several times a week my own homemade kefir and my homemade kombucha. Every morning I drink about 16 oz of warm water with organic squeezed lemon juice, organic Braggs apple cider vinegar about an hour before breakfast. I have been doing all the above for about 4 yrs now. I take lots of vitamins and probiotics. I take about a teaspoon of turmeric and ginger everyday, plus 2 Tbsp of flax seeds and hemp seeds daily, and at least a Tbsp of organic virgin cold pressed unrefined coconut oil daily, organic virgin olive oil daily.

    SO WHY THE HECK AM I HAVING SUCH HORRIBLE SKIN PROBLEMS???? I feel like I am doing every right! Aren’t I?

    I do have colloidal silver, Olive Leaf Complex and Oregano oil, which I give only when our family is sick. My husband and I have 4 kids.

    Although, I take zero drugs, I got desperate about my SD that I went to the doctor and I was at the point of willing to take drugs. Doctor gave me hydro cortisone face cream, ketoconazole face cream and fluconazole tablets.

    I just saw your video about these tablets, I wish I would have seen your video before. I took these tablets about two wks ago, and as you said in your video, it works fast for first timers. It worked fast, I thought my face was “healed”, it looked great and I was excited! But, a week later my symptoms came back. I went back to doctor, prescribed more pills, I bought them yesterday…now after watching your videos today, I wish I had not spent so much money on these pills and creams yesterday.

    I will start taking oregano oil daily, and buy Canxida, but WHAT ELSE? What do you suggest I do to finally cure this awful skin disease? I have had it for almost a year now!

    PLEASE. H E L P!!

  • Reply LetUrGloryBeGlorious April 2, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Dr Eric if one is taking oregano oil how much in mg and percentage of cavocrol to take daily. E.g I have 150mg capsules that have 60% cavocrol. I have severe fungal infection.

  • Reply guayaquilander May 22, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I tried to treat jock itch with oregano oil, I used 3 drops diluted in 5 ml of olive oil, nothing I'm on probiotics, terbinafice and fluconazole, that stopped the spread, but doesn't cure it. I started taking 1500 MG of oregano oil capsules, if I don't see improvements in 2 days time, I'll be also making 5gr a day of Pau darc. I'm having a candida outbreak also fluconazole keeps it at bay.I hate it when this happens

  • Reply pomegranateorange August 5, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Im using it 1 drop on my toe nail fungus for a week now

  • Reply Lisa Gardner September 1, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Hi I was wondering if oregano interferes with iron absorption “ I have Candida and I read somewhere that oregano can’t be used by anyone with low iron ? Is this true I don’t want my iron to go lower 🙁

  • Reply yoko yoko September 4, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Hello Eric. Love your videos. What do you think about emulsified oregano? Thank you in advance.

  • Reply J Washington September 14, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Can I use with olive leaf?

  • Reply yoko yoko October 7, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Is adp good for candida?

  • Reply Endlessblueskies January 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I believe oregano is high in salicylates, but I might be wrong. Does anyone know if Oregano oil is high in oxalates and/or salicylates (with a website link if possible)?

  • Reply Fil Ge February 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Hi what's the difference in oil of oregano and oregano essential oil ? Ive read conflicting accounts where one should not consume oregano essential because its only for external use. Thanks

  • Reply Heidi S March 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Oh no now I'm confused …i got oil of wild oregano to help with gut health and Candida is this not the same stuff?! Whats the difference are they the same thing?

  • Reply Orion Dragos April 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Can oregano oil be taken with probiotics?

  • Reply Tani Lee May 28, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Can anyone please tell me if they have been suffering with itching on the scalp like me. I hate this. Ive been suffering for 5 years now. Oil of oregano drops did help but i lost the stuff a year ago. I got to get more. Now im eating garlic cloves. And i drink apple cider vinegar. But its not enough. So annoying.

  • Reply Manuel Ferreira July 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Any of your patients ever have yellow bruising on their legs?

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