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Cass Ingram

If You Have Candida, Oregano Oil is the Answer

Candida albicans is a yeast that is a natural component of the gut flora. Yet, if it overgrows, it causes much disruption in the body. In fact, it can actually instigate disease processes. Over growth occurs mainly from the overuse of antibiotics, although a high sugar diet is also a perpetrator.

Antibiotics destroy normal intestinal flora, while having no impact on this yeast. Thus. opportunistic as it is in the absence of these protective flora, candida overgrows. This causes  localized inflammation of the involved mucous membranes. If that overgrowth becomes chronic, the result is suppression of the immune system.

When candida overgrows, it produces a variety of toxins which have one sole purpose: to disable the human immune system. Moreover, these toxic compounds do so effectively, as is demonstrated by the chronic, unrelenting nature of the infection. Through this toxin-induced immunosuppression, once it establishes itself it becomes a pesky invader. The body on its own cannot readily control or eliminate it. With continuous infestation a number of disease processes may result, including:

  • colitis/irritable bowel syndrome
  • gastritis/esophagitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • so-called autoimmune disorders, including lupus, scleroderma, endometriosis, and Hashimoto’s disease
  • chronic urinary tract disorders
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • alopecia and vitiligo

More obvious manifestations include vaginitis and oral thrush, as well as yeast infections of the skin. Candida overgrowth also plays havoc on the female reproductive system, being a common factor in infertility, miscarriages, and low libido.

The signs and symptoms of candida overload are numerous. Among these signs/symptoms include mental fog, memory loss, irritability, skin inflammation, itchiness, excessive gas, bloating, indigestion, PMS, migraines, constipation, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, sinus disorders, fingernail and toenail fungus, bronchial conditions, wheezing, penile itching, vaginal itching, bladder dysfunction, and vaginal discharge.

The pathogen can also cause arthritis. In particular, it causes a type of joint inflammation involving the knees, feet, and hands. Unlike bacterial attacks on joints, it is bilateral, versus the one-sided type seen in Lyme and other bacterial causes. As well, in candida there can be rather vague types of arthritis, where, for instance, there is generalized joint stiffness and soreness, the cause typically ill-defined. These patterns have been discovered over years of clinical experience and do respond to the intake of wild oregano oil, which directly attacks the cause.

Make no mistake Candida albicans is a resistant pathogen. Yet, it is no match for wild oregano. Rapidly and categorically, it purges this disruptor from the tissues. This is true in all its forms, the essential oil extract, the aromatic water or juice, and the whole crude oregano spice with Rhus coriaria. In more resistant cases it may be necessary to combine this therapy with other wild spice oil supplements, as if a multiple antibiotic approach. Multiple spice complexes containing well-researched spice oils versus candida include those containing oils of wild oregano with any of the following:

  • oil of wild bay leaf
  • oil of wild sage
  • oil of cumin seed
  • oil of cinnamon

One particularly novel type is a slow-release complex of oils derived from wild oregano, sage, bay leaf oil, and cumin oil fixed in a beeswax base. This allows a slow-release action, all along the gut wall. Candida is housed primarily in the gut. From there it may disseminate to other tissues, including the skin, bronchial tract, urinary tract, bloodstream, liver, spleen, and even the brain. Yet, even if it doesn’t deposit in distant organs, its toxins do circulate, wreaking havoc upon the body, particularly the brain and immune system. A combination of wild oregano therapeutic supplements may be necessary in tough cases. Even so, typically the oil wild oregano alone will suffice, particularly in a super-strength or triple-strength form.

Candida will ultimately succumb to spice oil therapy. In one study oregano oil was found to be even more effective than the powerful drug Nystatin. In another it was equal to the ultra-potent antifungal agent Amphotericin-B. Yet, it had a considerable advantage of no toxicity, while the drug had ill effects on the test animals. This was to such a degree that the investigators deemed it a futuristic drug-like therapy for fungal disorders. Thus, all such conditions resoundingly respond to wild oregano therapy, the only natural medicine demonstrated clinically to be effective.

Special offer: to procure protocols for wild oregano therapy for candida see The Cure is in the Cupboard and Doctor’s Guide to Oil of Oregano, 101 Uses. To receive a specific, standard protocol send an email to: [email protected] and that standard candida health-support protocol will be emailed back upon request. Even so, the minimum protocol is the oil of wild oregano, ideally in a triple- or super-strength form, along with the whole, raw herb, plus Rhus coriaria. These supplements are commonly available in superior health food stores.


Ingram, C. 2017. The Cure is in the Cupboard. Lake Forest, IL: Knowledge House Publishers

Ingram, C. 2018. Doctor’s Guide to Oil of Oregano: 101 Uses

Synergic efficacy of the combination of Nystatin with the essential oils of Origanum vulgare

Antifungal activities of origanum oil against Candida albicans (PDF)

10 thoughts on “If You Have Candida, Oregano Oil is the Answer”

  1. Dr. Ingram,
    My dog has malassezia (yeast) and I am wondering what you recommend. She is driving herself mad with itching. I am treating with coconut oil mixed with some essential oils like oregano and Clive and applying to her skin. Any further suggestions ? Thanks.

  2. After shoulder surgery the use of strong antibiotics and pain meds caused this condition. So much suffering itching and rashes from head to toe!!! How do I use the oil for this extreme case of Candida? PLEASE HELP!!! :(

  3. demaris jean kibiloski

    dear dr. ingram i have had systemic candida for a longtime. i have many of your books, but i have to get serious,l have gastric reflex, my memory is terrible, i have tried to kick sugar,now im using suclose. my husband has been in the hospital with his blood count keep dropping. l wondered if that could from candida. could you suggest what oregano would be best. for us. thank you so much,

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