Antibiotics? Try Oil of Oregano instead!

Oil of Oregano is a MUST HAVE for every single family. It is documented in several medical studies as having the ability to rival the strength vancomyacin of one of the strongest antibiotics available, only Oil of Oregano isn’t a drug or a medicine, simply a nutritional supplement. Hospitals regularly use vancomyacin intravenously when oral antibiotics fail. This is of course in test tubes and petri dishes, and the FDA says that I’m not legally allowed to tell you my personal victories over staph infections with OOO, hopefully you’ll be able to make your own informed deductions. According to the FDA, only a regulated drug can make assertions of healing. And OOO is not a drug or a medicine, it’s a nutritional supplement.

As an added bonus unlike traditionally used medical antibiotics, the nutritional and drug-free supplement, Oil of Oregano doesn’t run the risk of bacteria learning how to defend itself against it. (No, resistance issues present themselves in case studies, which is why Big Pharma is so interested in breaking it down to patent it.) Oil of Oregano will be here, fully functional (as a nutritional supplement,) even when in a few more years as many people predict, antibiotics will no longer be effective.

When penicillin was first created, it was known even then that antibiotics, no matter how they were altered had a life span of only several decades. In order to make it last as long as possible doctors were urged to not over prescribe or allow patients to use them improperly (such as when people stop using them before the bacteria is wiped out.) And so, in reading the warnings in medical journals, it has become clear to me from countless studies that our human marriage with antibiotics will be coming to a close shortly. With the rise of MRSA, we can see this already happening. This is why, the absolute RULE for my family is that unless it is a life or death matter, we will refuse antibiotics.

Enter: Oils such as oregano, thyme and clove. Each of these oils have tremendous bacteria killing capabilities. They kill bacteria in an entirely different way. They do it as a nutritional supplement, not as a drug. So, even if the body still has remaining bacteria in it, that bacteria has not been able to “learn” how to mutate to overcome these oils. Each of these oils can be taken internally in a caplet. I use clove on my skin, because it smells nice. I use oil of oregano internally because it has been studied very extensively and seems to be the strongest and most effective of these powerful herbal oils.


  • All of these oils need to be diluted, because they can cause irritation if they are not diluted. I generally dilute them in a ratio of 1:4 (medicinal oil: carrier oil.) Planetary Herbals is the Oil of Oregano I prefer to use in a caplet that has the right percentage of the active ingredient carvacrol.
  • Do not use Oil of Oregano if you are pregnant simply because it has not been studies extensively with pregnancy. Oil of Oregano is used in hormonally unhealthy women to bring about a healthy period, so one concern is that it could cause bleeding. It’s not a big concern, but while they study it further, it would be best to use another natural remedy, perhaps a homeopathic one.
  • Do not use Oil of Oregano if you are on any medicinal blood thinners because it naturally thins your blood to a healthy level. It is not believed to be counter-indicated with blood thinners, but just in case, do me a favor and avoid it.
  • If you’re allergic to oregano, don’t use it. If you get allergic symptoms from using it (very very rare) don’t use it anymore.
  • I’m not a doctor. No one at Everything Birth is a doctor. While I do guarantee that I have done extensive research in respectable medical journals (as opposed to hippie herbal medicine websites) and wholeheartedly believe everything I’ve written, it’s imperative for the purpose of legality that I mention that this should not be considered “professional” medical advice, that it should only be used for “self limiting” conditions, that it is not an FDA approved medicine and yada, yada.

These are just about the only warnings you will need to be aware of when taking Oil of Oregano. (Verses the pages and pages of warnings in almost every single bag you pick up from the pharmacy.) You can learn more on your own by using the term carvacrol (Oil of Oregano) in a search at

Another powerful staph fighter to look into is colloidal silver because this can be harmlessly sprayed in even an infant’s nasal passage, mouth, ear canal, vaginal area or eyes.

For what it’s worth, each of these natural remedies as non-drug nutitional supplements also fight viruses and fungi… so it eliminates the need for “cultures” to find the right treatment. (Of course, given the law, I need to also stress colloidal silver is also not an FDA approved medicine or drug and simply a nutritional supplement… however, many hospitals are beginning to use silver in air filtration systems and linen because of the abilities and qualities of silver that I am not legally allowed to make claims about.)  This really helps to take the guess work out of helping my family get healthy and avoids the wait time for culture tests which are absolutely crucial to responsible medicine when dealing with traditional methods of killing bacteria and viruses. It is highly irresponsible for a doctor to prescribe an antibiotic without a culture. I realize they do it all the time, so, don’t forget to thank them for the MRSA in our communities the next time you catch them doing this.

If you’re hesitant to take my word for it since I’m just a blogger, I don’t blame you. Do me a favor though, meet me half-way. Have a bottle of Oil of Oregano on hand at all times. The next time you’re sick, take one caplet of oil of oregano (of course, as a supplement, not a medicine, because I’m legally not allowed to make that claim either) three times a day while you wait for the doctor to responsibly order a culture (about a day or so.) If you still don’t feel better by the time the doctor has your results,  responsibly use your antibiotics (while they’re still effective that is.)



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