I think I might have candida (symtoms are yellow coated tongue, itching, black circles under eyes, perhaps brain fog).
I know oregano oil is effective in killing candida.
How much is a safe dose that won't disrupt my friendly gut flora? The bottle says 4 drops, or 120 mg.
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on March 14, 2012
at 12:52 AM
Honestly, I don't have enough good science that I'm comfortable writing the answer that I would like to write on this subject, but I'll give you what I've got. In short: I feel that essential oils are too potent for internal ingestion.
Oregano oil, for example, contains thujone - the same neurotoxic compound found in absinthe/wormwood. I'd like to write a lot more here about thujone's activity in relation to GABA receptors, and the damage one might do by ingesting this - but I just don't understand enough of the neurochemistry to do so. This study has a good amount of info: http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=94
It will likely damage your gut flora, and is generally inflammatory in the system. If you place an extract on the skin, it will ulcerate - it's that strong.
If you're going to use it, make it a short cycle, and make sure you stick to a brand that is standardized 70%+ carvacrol. I would highly recommend considering grapefruit seed extract (also fairly caustic, but less toxic) and a sugar-free/ketogenic diet instead; if candida is your problem, you should start to see die off symptoms within a week or so of starting a GSE regimen and taking away the yeast's fuel source.
on March 14, 2012
at 08:16 PM
I tried oil of oregano a couple of years ago for yeast overgrowth. After taking it twice, I had a horrible anaphylaxis reaction to it - we're talking full body hives, edema, & an ambulance ride to the E.R. After that reaction, I understood why eating food with oregano usually made me queasy. Since then, I caution anyone with food sensitivities, and even environmental allergies, to be careful with herbal remedies because they can cause more harm than good.
on March 14, 2012
at 08:09 PM
I have been using oil of oregano for years.It cures strep,flu,toothaches and gums.I take 4drops 3 times daily for 7 days.Also give it to my child.Never noticed anything wrong with my stomach and I have a sensitive one.Make sure you put it under your tongue to get it in your bloodstream.I am surprised everyone here is against it.You could replenish your gut flora afterwords with probiotics or kefir,no big deal
on March 14, 2012
at 02:15 PM
As far as I understand it, oil of oregano is antimicrobial on contact. I would avoid eating the stuff and I haven't seen any proof it's antimicrobial once metabolized (if someone knows of one please feel free to correct me here) but my understanding of it is that it's akin to eating a tube of polysporin.
I use it with a little breath mister mixed with clove tea for a sore throat to reduce the colonization of my oro/nasopharynx by bacterial or viral nasties, since that's where they tend to hang out and replicate at the onset of illness. This method is based only on my own logical leap though.
Try eating raw garlic instead. If you find it hard to get down, coat the pieces in a little unpasturized honey, it makes it WAY easier.
on December 28, 2012
at 05:28 AM
I have been taking oil of oregano for flu/cold symptoms over the last two years. By the next day, my cold is on it's way out the door. A few months ago I cut my leg open pretty bad (no health insurance) and I took an entire dropper of oil of oregano (under the tongue) before bedtime (to help prevent infection in my leg). 2 months later my leg finally healed up and no infection. And the kicker? The IBS I had been suffering from (which is such an ambiguous term - so in reality, whatever it was that I was suffering from) disappeared about 2 weeks into taking the oil of oregano every night for my leg. I recommend it to everyone. I'm sorry that not everyone has had the amazing experiences I have with the stuff. I love it. LOVE IT.
on March 14, 2012
at 01:16 AM
I have taken it in the past to ward off a cold when I felt one coming on. It seemed to work, however I found it harsh on my gut (i have IBS). Even just a couple drops a day and i had loose bowels and cramping the next day.
on January 29, 2017
at 03:23 AM
Oregano oil has been noted for its antimicrobial properties and has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain fungi. In a current study, researchers wanted to test the effect of oregano oil against a human strain fungus known as Candida albicans. Tests were performed in vitro and in mice.
Groups of mice (n=6 each group) were infected with 5 times the lethal dose of C. albicans. They were given daily doses of either oregano oil or carvacrol (the active ingredient found in oregano oil) diluted in 0.1ml of olive oil for 8 days. Another group of mice following the same protocol were also given oregano oil and carvacrol, but for 30 days. In each case, researchers wanted to determine a therapeutic dose of oregano oil against the fungus, while comparing its effectiveness to amphotericin B (pharmaceutical drug commonly prescribed against this fungus). At the end of 8 and 30 days respectively, internal organs were examined and analyzed for traces of the fungus. The experiment was designed as an observational study and specific doses for each treatment were administered to mice based on body weight.
Researchers found that with a dose of 162.5mg and 325mg/kg of body weight (wt) for 8 days was as effective as amphotericin B (1mg/kg body wt) and resulted in a 100% survival rate of the mice. However, traces of the fungi were found in the kidneys of the mice even after treatment with either dose of oregano oil after 8 days.
In the second experiment lasting 30 days, researchers found that a daily dose of 8.66mg/kg body wt completely cured 80% of the mice (5 out of 6 mice) and at 17.33mg/kg body wt 100% of mice (6 out of 6) were free of the fungus. Results were the same for the carvacrol treatment, however they observed that the mice recovering from the fungus under the oregano oil treatment had an overall improved coat luster and much less scruffiness compared to the mice in the carvacrol treatment group. At the therapeutic dose of 17.33mg/kg body wt, oregano oil and carvacrol was as effective as amphotericin B (1mg/kg body wt) in combating the spread of C. albicans in the body.
In vitro analysis revealed 75% growth inhibition of the fungus in agar plated samples of C. albicans with 0.125mg/ml of oregano oil after 24hrs. For carvacrol, twice the amount (0.25mg/ml) was needed to be as effective as oregano oil.
Overall, researchers found that oregano oil was as effective as amphotericin B in combating the spread and deadly effects of C. albicans.
During the trial, researchers found the toxic dose of oregano oil was 650mg/kg body wt (equivalent to 3,689mg in humans).
The therapeutic dose of 8.66mg/kg and 17.33mg/kg body wt in mice is equivalent to 98mg/day in humans.
A ratio of 3/37 was used to convert animal data to human doses. Also, even though carvacrol is an active anti-microbial component of oregano oil, Cosmetic appearance of the mice was greatly improved with oregano oil versus carvacrol treatment. Researchers believe that other components of oregano oil such as thymol, terpenes, and flavonoids may have contributed to the overall difference in appearance between the two treatment groups. In the end, researchers noted that oregano oil may be a viable treatment against candidiasis and hoped that more clinical trials would be performed to verify their results while exploring its possible use in other illnesses.
Source: “Antifungal activities of origanum oil against Candida albicans” in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, December 2001. Posted June 5, 2014.
on March 28, 2013
at 04:18 AM
geez. now i am scared to take it. my naturopath told me to take 3 capsules a day as well as a candibactin supplement- also 3 times a day. i didn't know it was so potent. he told me i have fungus overgrowth in my gut and that's what my ulcerative colitis is from.
is there anything more gentle i can do to get rid of this? i am such a small person (90 lbs) and really can't afford to make my UC any worse.
on December 21, 2012
at 11:18 AM
I have never tried oil of oregano but.......All the people with Candida infection try few remedies: 1. Try taking one cup of thyme tea(buy fresh thyme).thyme is anti bacterial and anti inflammatory. 2. Try putting one tbspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drink it daily or if its too sour for you put few drops instead, Apple cider vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can regulate the presence of candida in the body. It helps encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, which in turn minimizes the overgrowth of candida(always buy Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with"Mother") 3.Try putting half teaspoon of turmeric powder into warm cup of milk and drink it daily.Turmeric shows promise as an antifungal for Candida as well as many other fungal infections. 4.Try eating yougurt daily.The good bacteria in the yogurt will crowd out the Candida yeast and restore balance to your system.Plain yogurt does contain a small amount of lactose but this will not feed your Candida. 6.Try putting 2 pinch of cinnamon in warm milk if you dont like the taste of turmeric. 7.Try eating one clove of garlic soaked in apple cider vinegar. Get readymade bottle from market Or make paste with one clove of garlic Hand full of coriander, few mint leaves, pinch of salt, half green chilly, mix this paste in yougurt and eat it with the food. It taste so good. strong text FOODS TO AVOID: * All forms of sugar including artifical sweetners, bcz sugar feeds Candida. * Avoid eating fruits with high level of sugar. * Avoid eating Mushrooms, regular vineger, Beer and Wine and other fermented food (not including yougurt). I would say do little bit of research on all the ingredients I have mentioned here so that you get more information and understanding. None of the ingrediants is harmful so you can use em without any hesitation. My candida albicans is gone bcuz of consuming healthy diet. Remember, strong Immune system is a key to stay healthy, I will be glad to get responses from you.
on December 13, 2012
at 09:21 AM
Kills anything. Get NOW foods oregano and clove oil. Mix up coconut:oregano:clove 2:1:1
Take 12 drops shaken up in a bottle of water 2-3x/day x 4 weeks.
on November 20, 2012
at 03:25 AM
I agree with the others who have said that Oil of Oregono is NOT for internal use. As others have said, it can nuke an infection. My experience using it: I had a painful infected sty on my eye near the tear duct. Dr. said there was nothing they could do for a sty. I put a couple drops of Oil of oregono and other anti-microbial oils in my hand and cupped it under the infected eye, making a seal so the fumes could get to the eye, not putting the oils in my eye. The next day the sty was gone. From the fumes alone, essential oils are that powerful.
on September 19, 2012
at 03:51 PM
I have had good results with oil of oregano. It really helped me years ago when I had bad yeast overgrowth and was very sick. It greatly alleviated colitis symtoms of diarrhea with mucous. Once I started coming down with an something and was having some pain in my kidney area. I had the thought that oil of oregano would cure it but I was out so I went to gnc and got some. I rubbed some into my kidney area and took some under the tongue. Within thirty minutes the pain stopped and never came back. I think it might have been resistant staph, because my husband had it on his arm from helping to clean up his druggie sisters filthy apartment. That was around the time people were dying from resistant staph picked up in the hospital or schools. It was shutting their kidneys and liver down and antibiotics weren't working. My husband had a hard time getting rid of it.
on September 17, 2012
at 02:17 AM
i swear by oregano oil. i have an immune deficiency and the second i feel an infection coming on, that stuff is under my tongue.(i've even added a few drops to my neti pot!) but i use it AS AN ANTBIOTIC because that's what it is. i mean, you can feel it killing everything in it's path. i've never had candida or yeast overgrowth, i've only used it for acute situations. but i don't think it could hurt to try. as general rules i would say:
it's a very strong drug. i wouldn't use it for more than 3 times a day for more than 10 days (i've used it more and ended up puking it up pretty violently). it's an antibiotic so replenish your flora accordingly. and... if it burns, it's working.
on June 08, 2012
at 03:39 PM
FU.......DGE! Just bought some this week to use to decongest my ear full of lake water (from a triathlon). Seemed to help with that but it has destroyed my stomach and I feel like I traveled internationally. That was after 3 doses mixed in water (1 drop the first time, 2-3 drops the second and third time). That's $20 in the trash...wonder if the company offers a guarantee. Dying for the intestinal cramping to go away now!
on April 01, 2012
at 06:20 PM
I tried taking Oil of Oregano for about 2 months and it did nothing for me. I have Fibromyalgia Syndrome (a chronic pain/fatigue disorder). I researched it before I started taking it and it seemed to be a "cure-all" for everything including FMS. I bought what I found to have a high percentage of the oil mixed with olive oil and would put a few drops in a capsule, then swallowed it with water. Just putting the drops in water would make me gag, so it was easier for me to consume it this way. You can buy the empty capsules on Amazon.
After a couple of weeks, I began to get heartburn on a regular basis again which I haven't had for the past 6 months or so, so I stopped taking it. It caused me to have heartburn even when I didn't eat and even had it when I ate bread.
It didn't change how I felt at all.
I also have a problem with some sort of staph infection below my mouth on my chin on a regular basis (I've recently been swabbed for MRSA and am awaiting the results). At the time, it looked like some infected pimples and turned into impetigo. I was putting the oil on these sores with a q-tip several times daily and it didn't help at all. They would get very red during the first 10 minutes or so then the redness would subside, but it didn't help the healing process at all. I had to go to the doctor and get an antibiotic along with some Bactroban to get it to heal.
I have crowns on some of my teeth that smell badly at times. I've heard that this is due to the dentist not putting enough cement under the crown and there's not a good seal between the tooth and the crown, allowing bacteria to get in. I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day and it still smells. I'm a very clean person, so this really bothers me. I would put the oil on a Q-tip and rub directly on the bottom of the tooth and gum to try to rid it of bacteria. It didn't help.
So I have not had any success with using this oil at all, no matter how I've tried using it. I'm all for natural healing and prefer natural over pharmaceuticals any day, but in my case, it's done absolutely nothing to help me.
on March 14, 2012
at 05:03 PM
I took it internally to try to clear up Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It didn't increase my gut issues (or help), but it did cause female issues (breast pain, bleeding out of the bounds of my period). So I stopped taking it, not sure if it was messing with my hormones.
on March 14, 2012
at 01:28 PM
Didn't do anything for me. What's more effective is topical tea tree oil and fat-soluble vitamins... Coconut oil and bone broth are good too.
on April 26, 2017
at 10:14 AM
Like any herb that you hadn't tried before you should always start off slow. For many people (not all of you) that have experience bad reasons to oil of oregano perhaps it may be a case of too much too quick. Like many herbs you need to build up your dose. If you have too much too quickly especially for those suffering with candida it can kill the candida too quickly that you body can't handle the toxins caused from the dying candida poisoning you body. This is called the die off period. I recommend diluting oil of oregano 1-2 drops in 8- drops of olive oil and take 1 drop morning and 1 drop night. Gradually increase dosage if your body can handle it. The worse your candida is the worse the die off effect may be so start slow.
on September 30, 2014
at 05:45 PM
This site has been sooo helpful to me. I have been dx'd with Addison's disease, candid, Lyme and Fibro. I'm a glad to know that the Addison's was caused by the candida, but wonder...if I get the candida under control, will the Addison's go away or am I always going to have that NOW?!
My lungs are so congested and know that it is the candida, which has caused it. My stomach is always distended and miserable and have had awful bouts of vomiting due to this crap.
I have purchased a bottle of Oil of Oregano, but not sure how to take it. Something just told me to buy it because I had read how it could fight many kinds of infections and didn't know about all of this...at that time. God works in mysterious ways and I've been praying for a solution and wisdom..and He gave it to me.
The only things is, that I didn't get the one with the carvicrol of or 73%, mine only has 60% and is in Olive oil. Can anyone tell me how to take it correctly. I will purchase the p73, as I've read of and then, I will be taking the correct one. I bought mine at a GNC store and pray that it will at least do something to help me. I am suffering so much with this systemic candida that I've had for over 6 or more years and only want to get IT out!!!
Thank you so much for any responses. God Bless!!! :)
on February 26, 2014
at 11:28 PM
I haven't read all the responses but let me say this, over 100,000 people every year DIE from taking prescription drugs as prescribed. Yes, as prescribed. That figure doesn't even count the number of people who are taking them incorrectly. Also as cosmic1 mentioned above, if you already have issues, be prepared to deal with them when taking herbs. Myself, I won't touch pharma, I'll take my chances with herbs any day.
on February 07, 2014
at 06:01 PM
I have very frequent urinary tract infections and was basically living on macrobid daily to prevent them.
I am a firm believer in all natural cures and vitamins and was tired of taking antibiotics so I decided to try Oil of Oregano. I had an awful UTI so I bought 100% Oregano oil (essential oils by NOW). I mixed 1 drop of the oil in with a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil and swallowed it. By that evening my symptoms were COMPLETELY gone! I continued taking it for 3 more days, only once a day and the UTI never returned!
on December 15, 2013
at 06:09 PM
Hopefully you guys are not mixing the internal oil mixed up with the topical oil. There are two different kinds. I use the internal brand to get rid of bacteria under dental work to avoid root canals. I brush with it everyday forever... no problems. Also remember that if u have a high level of toxicity in your body that natural herbs bring it out and traditional meds will surpress them. So you will see nastier things surface with herbs than you would by taking the fake meds.
on November 05, 2013
at 10:07 AM
@Alice 1 -
Alice, do you have any silver fillings under your crowns or in your mouth?
IMO this is likely where your Fibro & CFS are coming from.
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on November 05, 2013
at 10:04 AM
Alice, do you have any silver fillings under your crowns or in your mouth?
IMO this is likely where your Fibro & CFS are coming from.David For more Paleo Diet hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/117104/anyone-have-experience-with-oil-of-oregano-how-muc.html#ixzz2jlQDHooS Follow us: @PaleoHacks on Twitter | PaleoHacks on Facebook
on August 20, 2013
at 05:23 PM
I just had a friend tell me he hAd pneumonia and didn't go to Doctor. He said take a gallon of water and mix 20 drops of Oregano oil in water. Make sure it is shaken well before tAking it. He said his pneumonia was all cleared up in a few days.
on July 14, 2013
at 09:32 AM
It cleared my athletes foot ina matter if days
on June 01, 2013
at 10:10 PM
I've never had any problems with oregano oil in the way people seem to be mentioning here, but once again its probably something that is different for different bodies. I have also never heard of it for Candida treatment, however. Apple cider vinegar is great for daily digestion to keep Candida from reforming. To treat an existing Candida issue, nothing beats 'water kefir' in my personal opinion. Drinking 1 litre a day for 5 days will totally wipe out any Candida issues. You can order the crystals online, its a living organism (bacteria or fungi, i can't remember) that requires 2 days of fermentation in nothing but water with sugar and some extra mineral content (egg shells or molasses work great,) and can be flavored with things like ginger or root beer herbs to taste like fizzy pop, it will carbonate. Make sure to work your way into it, drinking a half cup the first day and adding up to eventually reach one litre, as you can cause candida die-off symptoms if not careful. Hope you figure it out!
on May 13, 2013
at 03:31 PM
I have a holistic doctor who recommended oil of oregano and several other products for my candida overgrowth. I am feeling much better after my first week of herbal medicines. Here is the complete program she gave me.
Strictly follow a candida diet for 2 weeks prior to starting any herbals. Take a good probiotic daily.
Weeks 3-7 or 3-9:
1. Continue the candida diet.
2. Take 1 Candisol (TM) 3 times daily. Take between meals.
3. Take 1 A.D.P. (TM) 3 times daily. This is oil of oregano in pill form. Take with meals.
4. Take Bentonite liquid 2 times daily between meals.
5. Take a saccromyices (good yeast) with probiotic at bedtime.
Candisol breaks down the cell walls of the yeast.
A.D.P. kills the yeast and intestinal bacterial.
Bentonite adsorbs toxic chemicals released by the dying yeast. This is important as yeast die off can cause symptoms to increase. Google 'yeast die off', 'candida overgrowth', etc for more info.
Increase Candisol (C) and A.D.P (A) slowly. Example 1C on day one, 2C on day two, 2C/1A on day three, 3C/1A on day four, 3C/2A on day five, and 3C/3A on day six
If you experience increased symptoms, back off a bit on the treatment. For example, if you are taking 3C/2A, back off to 3C/1A for a couple days to give you body time to adjust. Back off as much as necessary to prevent increased symptoms.
Final Medicated Stage (2 weeks):
I have not reached this stage, but this is my understanding of what it will be.
1. Continue with candida diet
2. Take a saccromyices (good yeast) with probiotic at bedtime.
3. Receive a good anti fungal drug from your doctor. This will kill off anything left in your system.
After you are done, you will slowly introduce other foods to your diet.
on April 22, 2013
at 01:47 PM
i would suggest lowering carb intake to below 50gs a day, its much more effective at ridding the body of candida. most carbs should come from green vegetables, a whole foods, organic and grass fed diet should be top priority. at the same time be sure to increase the intake of fluids and electrolytes, especially potassium and magnesium. copious amounts of broth and sea weeds, which contain iodine and trace minerals, are very beneficial. also trading up coffee for green tea helps, taking a probiotic and adding a digestive enzyme help eliminate gut disbiosis.
this is what worked for me after years of trying to eliminate systemic candida, which mostly manifested as carb intake related fevers, small sores on the side of the mouth and bouts of acne and dandruff. I tried a host of natural products, oil of oregano for YEARS, herbal teas, tinctures, pills, coconut, lauric acid, grape fruit seed extract, all kinds of other things, but mostly I had to eliminate the environmental conditions in my body that were allowing the candida to proliferate. didn't take long, maybe two months to see marked results. I am now much happier following a lower carb diet, more energy, better mood, absolutely no signs or symptoms that had manifested previously, clear skin, great digestion.....
on April 22, 2013
at 01:21 PM
I have taken it continuously. I think the oregano and peppermint capsules have just the right amount of oregano and are quite safe. As for using oregano drops from a bottle - I would be very cautious. And there is a more potent oregano oil available that one must greatly respect. The other good thing about the capsules of oregano and peppermint is that the fungus never seems to develop a resistance to it.
Also, I would consider buying Dr. Cass Ingram's book: "The Cure is in The Cupboard - How to use oregano for better health" (find it on Amazon)
on April 22, 2013
at 03:01 AM
YES! Oregano Oil CAPSULES can be used very safely and effectively!
OK, I am a man that has long suffered from fungal infection - it is in my sinuses (allergic fungal sinusitis) and thus chronically infects my gut. This happened from a huge amount of antibiotics I had, over 20 years back. I've been using oregano oil internally, daily, for over 5 years. It is the most effective internal anti-fungal/anti-yeast that I have ever used - and I've used the Caprillic Acid, Nystatin pills, grapefruit seed extract. Nothing was ever as immediately and long-term effective as the Oregano Oil.
I use Natural Factors Peppermint and Oregano Oil Softgels, 60-Count by Natural Factors (find on Amazon). I take two capsules 2X per day. I've been doing this for over five years. I have no heartburn, stomach discomfort, and it keeps the fungus at a very low level. I take probiotics. Of course, I try to follow a good, sugar-free diet. Anyway, I was shocked to find out how effective these capsules were as opposed to all other things I've tried. I'm still trying to eliminate the source of my fungal/yeast problems (curing it in my sinuses). I have even used Sinu Orega in drops in my sinus irrigator. I fill the reservoir with water and about 6-10 drops of the Sinu Orega, 1x to 2x per day. It burns like crazy at first, but as you begin to kill the fungus in your sinuses, the burning gradually becomes less and less.
Hope this helps someone!
on April 03, 2013
at 10:33 PM
For the sake informing people objectively: If you are going to choose to ingest Oregano oil, dilute it to 10 drops to about 5 oz. of water, to be safe. Most directions will tell you less water, but it is an incredibly strong herb, and can be hard on the intestinal tract. It's possible you may be able to find varied concentrations of the medicine, depending on your area/supplier, in which case, do the math to change how you ingest it. If you are using it to fight an internal OR external infection, I highly recommend combining it with colloidal silver, which comes in tincture or spray form, and can be found in varied ppm's. (parts per million, or concentration) Obviously start with low ppm, if you are self medicating. If you have a sensitive tummy or constitution in general, do your research to find out how a natural treatment may hinder or help you before you take it, in addition to how you think best to take it. I personally have had outstanding success with this herb, both internally and externally, and without side effects, other than needing to take probiotics for a few days thereafter. I have gotten rid of a tooth abscess the size of a golf ball within three days and cured numerous other ailments with the silver/oregano/olive leaf mixture. (strep/sinus infection/flu) On the other hand, when recommended to a friend, she found it to be far to strong for her constitution, and experienced tummy issues and skin sensitivities to the like of a minor burn from the stuff. She opted for Grape seed extract, which has similar medicinal properties, but with less of the harsh side effects that some experience with oregano oil. I think the most important part of this is to inform without fear. Our pharmaceutical companies are already making enough money off of the fear they instate. Not to be to hippie-dippie, but dudes, all we need is love.
on March 29, 2013
at 06:15 PM
another relevant PH question and answer: http://paleohacks.com/questions/87843/perfect-health-diet-gut-flora-and-fungal-infections#axzz2OxER7Mpv
I took oil of oregano internally and I think it's too strong. It caused a disruption of things, to put it lightly. I don't recommend it.
I believe i also have or had fungal infections. I felt very bad on paleo/primal until I added back in more carbohydrates than wolf and sisson recommend- white rice, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bananas, etc.
I recommend getting the PerfectHealthDiet book and following their diet, if you do indeed have candida. Good nutrition and an understanding of fungal infections in general, not just candida, will help you. Their site is a good place to start.
Below - This is pretty typical of the kind of information you might find there, and then you really get a good picture of what it takes to fight an infection and how supplementing willy-nilly can be kind of dangerous for your health. so definitely don't supplement calcium, but also make sure you eat/supplement everything else in the right amounts.
I follow their diet (egg yolks, fatty beef, rice, lots of vegetables, 1/3 lb of liver per week, potatoes, and of course beef broth and fermented foods) and try to use lots of herbs and spices which have anti-candida properties. I try to be well nourished, make sure my gut is in good health, etc. well nourished then you are best suited to fight the infections you might have (and it's likely more than one).
•Calcium is a strong promoter of biofilm formation in most pathogenic bacterial species.  It also likely promotes formation of Candida albicans (fungal) biofilms. As a result, it can aggravate bowel disorders and infectious diseases. Clearly, calcium in the wrong places – a problem that could be exacerbated by calcium supplementation – is a major health risk.
What causes calcium to go in the wrong places? Deficiencies of vitamin D and vitamin K2 are common reasons. Deficiencies of both are widespread. Vitamin K2 deficiency is a known cause of vascular calcification.
on March 29, 2013
at 04:42 PM
I took an emulsified oil of oregano in tablet form to kill off candida.
It's called A.D.P. from Biotics Research and it is excellent.
on March 29, 2013
at 04:36 PM
I had infection in a cut and antibiotics did not help..mixed P73 oil of oregano with a little olive oil covered it up went to bed ..in the morning infection was gone.also bladder infection ..took 3 drops 2 times a day in water.in 3 days infection gone ...I always take probiotics when I use oil of oregano to replace gut flora
on March 28, 2013
at 07:17 PM
There are a lot of formulas out there available at health food stores and on line. Most of these formulas contain Caprylic Acid, Pau D'Arco and/or grapefruit seed extract. These companies have a lot of experience in dealing with this condition so I'm sure that their formulas have scientific validity. There is a new formula out there (I can't remember the name) and it contains enzymes that break down the dead candida cells so that there is minimal reaction.
on March 28, 2013
at 04:07 PM
I've been taking it lately, and I've noticed my SIBO symptoms have increased not decreased. As I am now more sleep deprived than ever, my anxiety is on full throttle, and I'm very constipated. It seems as if it also kills off intestinal flora which can exacerbate these symptoms. I would avoid its use.
on March 22, 2013
at 03:56 AM
I have used it diluted with olive oil. I use it when I have a cold coming on. I used it on a wart and it took about 6 month and the wart went away. I clean my teeth with it. I also about twice a week clean my face with it. BUT I aways dilute the oil of oregano with oilve oil or coconut oil. So I take 1 ounce of olive oil and put 2 drops of the oil of oregano and mix it well. I store it in a dark place. I use a doppler and take two drops three times aday for about 7 days for a cold and it WORKS. I DO NOT take it full strenght internally, alway diluted. Hope that helps someone. God Bless
on January 11, 2013
at 03:24 AM
Sorry to hear many have had bad experiences from oil of oregano... I myself have been battling candida for about a year and a half, I did the crazy diet and a cleanse and now have relaxed on my diet for a bit but am now rotating between taking oil of oregano and grapefruit seed extract... I take 10 drops per day in the morning for 1 month straight of one and then switch to the other... But I put the drops in a full glass of tomato juice and add lemon/lime juice to it and it's absolutely delicious! I think a lot of the burning and stomach/throat sensitivities people have been experiencing have simply been from the highly concentrated liquid not being taken properly... I also take probiotic capsules daily.. In the last few months that I have been doing this I have seen a great improvement.. Before if I would get nervous it would send me to the bathroom or stress would prevent movements and my stomach was highly unstable and irritable.. Now my body is much more regular and calm.. I will continue this regimen and hopefully continue to see even more improvement... But if you like tomato juice give this method a try you won't regret it!! You can also take the grapefruit extract in tomato juice or chopped up pieces of garlic and tomato juice is good for you so you can't go wrong!!!
on December 13, 2012
at 08:02 AM
Wow. Glad I took my oregano oil p73 before reading all of the above info. I am a male that has suffered with constant candida but the reason I started taking the oregano oil was because of an oncoming cold. perhaps part of my success is that I always take probiotics I was off in combining the oil with a liquid probiotic Orrick taking 2 to 3 drops directly under the time in addition to the liquid probiotic I was drinking activia yougurt. the oil seem to check my cold right away I was pleasantly surprised that most of the symptoms of candida which I have suffered from for the last 2 years are all almost gone. which included underarm,groin , and rectal itching. I was not sure how long I could use it and will not continue for more than 7 days. but I for one am. very glad that I took it. I started on Sunday- to date is Wednesday add the height of my symptoms I took 7 dropped in 1 day. I did have 1 episode intense itching like an anaphylactic reaction for a few hours but other than that I have had only a positive experience.
on November 19, 2012
at 06:39 PM
I took 2 drops in a glass of water and had EXCRUCIATING PAIN! I have crohn's but since that time have avoided it.
on November 19, 2012
at 06:03 PM
Look up Marshmallow root, and uva ursi for the acute urinary tract infection, then go in and see a knowledgeable person at your health food store.
on November 09, 2012
at 09:08 PM
HOW MUCH WOULD A 80 YEAR OLD FEMALE WEIGHS 102 NEED TO TAKE IT FOR HOW LONG FOR AN ACUTE URINARY TRACT INFECTION?
on October 27, 2012
at 09:15 PM
i like some of the responses, ive been using oil of oregano for throat. ive been diagnosed with a staph infection apparently from 2001 its now 2012. to no help from the docs. i do not use it everyday and i do extra vit c with additional probiotics. mine is candidiasis. my throat swells horrible. ive also figured out what is making everyone so sick. if you have ever had surgery u need this test microbology lab test from gdx.net. way i see it most of us have bacteria from the surgery after the surgery we go home letting ourselves back into normal routine. so u have sex and pass the bacteria my husband has suffered like no tomorrow and its due to the bacteria infection that they gave me(staph) u go in again for more surgery and u pass it on again. i think it stinks. we are caught in a whole this country will never see. when u hit candida it goes into candidiasis which gives us autoimmune and cancer. he is now candida had lymphoma has diabetes (bacteria) bla i hate medical. suck u dry of money only to find out u wont get better doing it there way. chrissy
on September 17, 2012
at 12:11 AM
@ Alice, you should NOT have any bacteria getting under those crowns. The smell you are smelling is your tooth rotting underneath, that is why the smell is not going away. Crowns are to be sealed, it isn't the cement that seals it,it keeps it on, the dentist didn't fit them right, they should seal without the cement. My mom was in dentistry for 35 years and I was a dental assistant for 8 years. Go to your dentist and get those fixed. You will eventually need a root canal if you your tooth is rotting underneath.
on March 14, 2012
at 11:37 PM
When I took it, I felt like I was on speed. I would buzz around maniacally. It worked great as an appetite suppressant, of course, and honestly that was a plus but I decided that something was terribly wrong there. Although I'm intolerant of these things now - and I wonder if it's because I slowly overdosed for years in an effort to suppress yeast - coconut oil/medium chain triglycerides and crushed raw garlic seem to be highly effective and more natural killers of yeast and bacteria. Since I can't tolerate those much at all (occasionally I still down some crushed garlic anyway because it's potent, great stuff) I now frequently dose a few drops of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and take drops of Lugol's iodine daily; I believe these two things are suppressing yeast effectively enough that I haven't had recurrence of symptoms.