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Recurring Strep Throat Was Attacking Our Family


Author: Dawn E.
Date: 01-02-2015
Views: 12,793
Word Count: 363
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10369-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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My 14-year-old son, my 9-year-old son, and I (age 37) had a major battle with strep throat this fall... each of us coming down with it four times EACH! We were tested repeatedly and came out positive, so we know for sure that it was strep. We all went on antibiotics 3 times each, and it kept coming back within about 10 days.

The fourth time it came back, I said to forget the antibiotics, as they obviously were not working to eradicate the streptococcus bacteria. I also had horrible yeast infections due to the repeated antibiotics. I decided to try the Oregano essential oil instead.

I took a full "00" capsule of Oregano essential oil 3 times a day for 2 days, then twice a day for 2 days, and finally once a day for a week. My symptoms disappeared within 2 days, but I stayed on the Oregano oil to make sure that I was eliminating the bacteria in my system.

After the first 4 days, I added Lemon essential oil as well, to battle the yeast infection leftover from the last round of antibiotics. I started feeling aches and fatigue, and I thought that I was getting sick again.

So I upped the dosage of Oregano essential oil. Little did I know, but I was actually experiencing the effects of bacteria "die-off".

I developed a bad rash on my neck (like eczema), and then a week later it was all over my face. I did some research, which is how I discovered the die-off phenomenon. So though I backed off on the essential oils, I never got strep again... or a yeast infection either.

I was not as generous with my boys' dosage of Oregano essential oil. I gave about one full "00" capsule to my 14-year-old who is about 5'10" and 150 pounds. My 9-year-old got about half of that.

None of us got strep throat again after using the Oregano essential oil. It is AMAZING!

I would caution others to not overdo the dosage though. And if anyone knows exactly what a safe dosage is (say based on weight and illness), that would be great since I am still learning!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bacteria — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
2.Associated topics: bacteria,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: bacteria,antibiotic,candida — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
5.Associated topics: bacteria — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
6.Associated topics: fatigue — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
7.Associated topics: bacteria,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
8.Associated topics: bacteria — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link

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