- April 25, 2013 at 5:24 am #103483
Sonic BoomMemberTopics: 15Replies: 52
Anti-fungal essential oils I know of are…
Clove Essential Oil
Coriander Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Neem Essential Oil
Oregano Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Thyme Essential Oil.
I am considering a long-term topical application of an essential oil to treat prostatitis. I know that some, i.e. possibly Oregano Oil (maybe there is some debate), can kill good bacteria as antibiotics can.
Does a certain property (i.e. “antibacterial,” perhaps) signal that it will interfere with the good guys in your system? If not, does anyone have specific recommendations?April 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm #103502
jameskepParticipantTopics: 25Replies: 220
Essential oils are a very grey area for candida because of their unknown effects on good bacteria. I have not seen any good research on the possible effects they might have on good bacteria. Most practitioners don’t recommend essential oils internally because they can be very harsh and irritating on the GI tract. Not to mention that some can have sensitivities to the alcohol-like chemicals in them. Spicy essential oils not recommended for people that have sensitive/inflammed gut( clove, oregano, thyme, etc….) Some can really “burn” the intestinal lining causing a lot of inflammation.
Lavender is probably one of your more gentle oils. Keep in mind It can act like a sedative. I would rather try fatty acids(undecenoic acid, capric acid etc…) before i do essential oils. Lavender is a good topical essential oil.
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