Oil of Oregano for Rosacea
According to James Meschino, D.C., M.S., a chiropractor, who holds a master's degree in nutrition, "Evidence has been building that shows that there are certain impurities in the bloodstream. The immune cells attack these impurities, producing an immune inflammatory response that can aggravate certain skin conditions, including rosacea..."
Dr. Meschino, Director of the RenaiSanté Institute of Integrative Medicine, has been treating rosaceans with herbs and probiotics. "The only other thing that I do, which is remarkably successful, is to give those clients with rosacea a supplement containing oil of oregano and have them use an oil of oregano topical lotion at night," Dr. Meschino says.
The oil of oregano contains volatile oils, which kill a large variety of microorganisms. It also seems to knock out the skin mite, which has been associated with rosacea, according to Dr. Meschino.
Patients on the oil of oregano see 80 percent to 90 percent improvement in their rosacea, he says.
Dr. Meschino recommends that patients take one 250 mg capsule of the oil of oregano twice a day and use the topical cream nightly rather than during the day because the cream smells like oregano.
Patients should take oil of oregano with foods like yogurt, because the oil is known to kill some of the friendly bacteria in the large intestine. Functional foods, like yogurt, help to replenish the live bacteria." [source]
Geoffrey Nase, Ph.D., says, "Subject: Oil of Oregano -- It is time to start testing this product for rosacea." [source] [second post]
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