Candida albicans is a fungus that lives in the intestinal tract of all humans. Candida overgrowth can occur when healthy bacteria levels are interrupted from excessive sugar consumption or the use of antibiotics. When the candida yeast spreads throughout the body, several symptoms can occur, including fatigue, yeast infections, acid reflux, diarrhea, cravings for sugar and alcohol, and irritability. According to sources such as Dr. Cass Ingram's book, "The Cure is in the Cupboard," oregano contains volatile oils, including thymol and carvacrol, which have strong anti-fungal properties, making it an ideal choice to kill off candida overgrowth.
Purchase a high quality oil of oregano, either at a local health food store or online. Choose the type with an attached dropper lid, which is usually in a 1 ounce or smaller glass container.
Squeeze one drop of oil of oregano into a small glass or cup.
Ad half a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, or 3 tablespoon of water, to the oil of oregano. Mix together.
Drink the mixture. Begin with one drop on the first day, then two drops the second day and finally three drops the third day. Consume throughout the day at spread-out intervals, ideally at breakfast, lunch and dinnertime.
Continue taking oil of oregano until candida symptoms completely clear up, usually around two to four months.