Natural Acne Treatment: Oil of Oregano

Oil of Oregano and Acne By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND I want to talk to you about acne and how to
treat it using oil of oregano. Oil of oregano contains some active constituents that have
been proven to kill certain viruses, bacteria and even the fungi that can kill certain yeast
infections like Candida and other microorganisms. Oil of oregano acts like a natural antibiotic
and this is especially true for the type of oil of oregano known as the P73 wild oregano
blend, which is the one that I use and recommend. I’ve used oil of oregano in patients who
were experiencing issues with acne with pretty good results, in most cases because it kills
the acne bacteria. When acne is present, certain hormones are released, especially through
puberty and sometimes even later in adult life. The hormones create an increase in activity
as the sebaceous glands secrete more sebum, which can clog-up the pores. When the pores
are clogged, bacteria can then produce an infection at that site leading to acne-type
lesions. Drug companies have come up with the drug
Accutane in an attempt to alleviate acne. Acutane shrinks the skin’s sebaceous glands
so they will no longer secrete as much sebum, performing the in the same way that having
high amounts of Vitamin A does in your body. However, both Acutane and high levels of Vitamin
A are extremely toxic to our bodies. Acutane could be described as a sort of Vitamin A
look-alike drug, unfortunately with possibly some of the same toxic side-effects – liver
damage, skin peeling, changes in cholesterol and triglycerite levels – and a host of
other undesirable side-effects. I’m not crazy about people using Acutane, especially
teenagers. Before this, doctors would prescribe antibiotics
which worked to clear up the lesions in many cases, but you can’t just keep using antibiotics
over and over again; you can end up developing strains of bacteria that are antibiotic resistant.
As a result, if you really did need an antibiotic, it very possibly would no longer work for
you. This is why oil of oregano is such a great
alternative. It really should be the first plan of defense to see if it helps. The active
constituents in oil of oregano that have been shown to kill viruses and bacteria, etc.,
are these volatile oils called thymol and carvacrol. These natural killing agents are
right inside of the oil of oregano. I use the 250 mg. capsules of the P73 wild oregano
blend. When treating acne, I ask the patient to take 4 capsules twice a day until I see
a signficiant change and then I reduce the total dosage down. I also have them apply
the oil of oregano cream every night to kill the surface bacteria, as well.
Dietary advice also makes sense. Some doctors will argue about this, but I believe it’s
valuable. Following these guidelines seems to help, too –
Fewer refined sugars Less animal fat
Fewer trans fats, like commercial peanut butter, shortenings and margarines
Avoiding fried foods as much as possible Stay away from heavily salted foods
Avoid chocolate products and others containing coco butter
There is some additional advice at my website, that will help
you deal with acne. But right now, I want you to understand the value of oil of oregano
because it’s the one thing that can kill the acne bacteria. Download my eBook called,
Oil of Oregano; Nature’s Antibiotic, and go through it. it will show you exactly how
to source the right oregano, which doses to use and which other nutrients you would use
with oregano to increase efficacy. It’s available right here. I suggest you download
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