In this article, I’ll talk about the top essential oils that act as a natural antifungal. And prescription antifungals today are wrecking the health of a whole lot of people. And so I want to talk about the best essential oils to use that are nature’s antifungal. If you believe like food is medicine, like I do and really what life gave us, it can sometimes be more effective than these synthetics that the pharmaceutical companies created. Do me a favor, help me spread this message right now. Take a minute and share the best natural antifungals that are essential oils correctly.
I’m going to touch on a few others that aren’t on this list as well. And here’s what you need to know. I know that when I was a kid growing up, my mom always brought me into the doctor anytime I had a cold, the flu, croup, bronchitis, any issue, and I still got put on an antibiotic. And when that happens, what it does is typical, it’s not only going to kill the harmful bacteria, and it’s going to kill the good bacteria in your gut.
Doctors and researchers say that 70% of your immune system is located in your stomach in your microbiome. And so what’s happening is we’re giving kids doctors are prescribing antifungal, after antibiotic, after antibiotic, which is destroying the good bacteria in the gut causing leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune disease over time. And these antifungal are potent that a lot of doctors are prescribing today versus what people used throughout history,
The best essential oils that are used in antifungal.
1. Oregano Essential Oil
Now, something unique about oregano is not only is it antibacterial, but it’s also antifungal, anti-parasitic, but it also fights off yeast as well, antiviral. So oregano is powerful at fighting off all forms of pathogens. And oregano contains a unique compound called carvacrol, and carvacrol is really what makes oregano so powerful. And the unique thing here is that it’s been shown to fight off MRSA and strep. It’s been shown to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
So this is something that’s happening a lot today as well because we’re using all of this synthetic antifungal. It’s creating these superbugs that are resistant to certain types of medicines that medical doctors are prescribing today. And by the way, if you know what I’m talking about, I’d love to hear from you right now, things like MRSA all of the superbugs. These things are growing and thinking about how it’s going to threaten, especially our children, our children’s in the future, these superbugs were creating, it’s not right.
Where here is the good news, oregano has been shown in medical studies to fight MRSA and antibiotic strains of bacteria in vitro studies. So again, oregano is excellent.
We can start doing oregano oil on it three times a day, and after two months, it was gone entirely. So oregano oil is effective at treating several health conditions, its potent essential oil.
2. Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, and cinnamon within Chinese medicine is also known to help warm the body. So typically think about wintertime, we use cinnamon in apple cider, we can use cinnamon with pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving. Cinnamon is used when it’s getting colder outside, and in Chinese medicine, it’s used to warm the body. So cinnamon is a great herb, but cinnamaldehyde is useful for so many things from balancing blood sugar by helping support a glucose tolerance factor that’s GTF to several things.
But one of the most significant benefits of cinnamon is it helps in killing off dangerous microbes. So cinnamon oil has antibacterial properties. It’s been shown to help fight infections as well; cinnamon also it’s very warming. So especially if somebody is sick with a cold, or flu, or has shivers and is cold and you need to warm their insides, cinnamon oil is fantastic, it’s an excellent oil to use.
3. Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is very high in a couple of compounds. No. one, it’s very high in thymol. In certain species of thyme also has some of what makes oregano beneficial as an antibiotic and that’s carvacrol, but again more significant amounts of thymol. And this is effective, especially when with bronchial issues, bronchial infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis.
Thyme is also unique in that it’s a pro-progesterone. It’s even been shown to help balance our hormones and strengthen the kidneys in Chinese medicine; it’s known to help strengthen the kidney Qi and overall energy. But thyme has very, very strong antimicrobial properties there as well, and is supposed to help support the circulation of the body, especially of the lungs within Chinese medicine. So if you have an infection or again, or an issue primarily related to the lungs, or sinuses, or breathing, thyme is one of the best. It’s the best time to use thyme. Do you get that? I thought that was pretty funny.
4. Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is also known as melaleuca, melaleuca, and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is very high in something called terpinene, as well as cymene. So terpinenes and cymene are what you’re going to find in tea tree oil.
Now, this is a plant that typically found in Australia. So it’s found in Australia today. And this was used by Aborigines, they would actually take it and turn it into a paste, and when people had flesh wounds during different war types of infections, or injuries, they use this directly on the skin to fight infection, So again, if you have a cut, or a scrape, or a burn, or an open wound, tea tree oil, one of the best, probably maybe the best on this list of treating the skin directly to treat any type of injury or infection and using it as a natural antibiotic.
This is one I don’t want to recommend internally. And I want to say this, many of these oils are used internally. You want to be careful with these oils that are potent antifungal. Typically, people that have GI issues like an inflammatory bowel issue, usually or very young children, you would not want to use these oils internally, pregnancy as well. So again, always consult with your physician before using any of these oils internally.
But if somebody has a pretty robust system and they just really get run down, or they get an active infection, anywhere between 3 to 14 days, you could take these oils internally with food. If you’re going to do cinnamon oil, two to three drops three times a day in food is how you want to take those. But again, always consult with your physician or a health care practitioner if you are going to do these internally. Tea tree oil is one you don’t want to do internally at all because of the nature of some of the compounds within tea tree oil.
Others Essential Oil
Some other powerful oils when it comes to infection, eucalyptus oil can be very, very powerful, especially for fighting pneumonia, different types of bacteria as well.
Ginger oil, if somebody has a cold or flu is potent at warming the body. Clove oil has many of the same benefits. Its high in cinnamaldehyde as is cinnamon, but this is an oil that especially has anti-parasitic benefits.
If somebody’s looking to fight a parasite, clove oil tends to be very, very powerful as well.
Then surprisingly, lavender oil. Lavender oil has been shown to help different things, such as types of Candida or the different species of bacteria that can cause acne; it can cause that. And let me say this in terms of infections as well, or harmful bacteria, tea tree oil mixed with honey is ideal for fighting acne. So tea tree oil mixed with raw honey or Manuka honey, putting it on for two minutes, washing it off, an excellent natural acne treatment.
Essential oils are nature’s antibiotic. If you have essential oil, you love, or you’ve used as a natural antibiotic, I want to say this, if somebody is chronically ill or has a severe life-threatening infection, these are not replacements for prescription antifungal, but again, I want to reaffirm and say that and say use these responsibly. But remember, often too many people are just running and getting antifungal. They’re being prescribed like candy for things like viruses, when, in fact, antifungal, synthetics dont fight viruses versus these essential oils. Many of them have antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-yeast, antibacterial properties. They are very useful. And again, what people have used for thousands of years for fighting bacteria, harmful bacteria, or pathogenic bacteria because we know, there are some good bacteria like probiotics that line our gut wall.