Does your child with autism laugh for no reason at all?
Do they have these large mood swings? Happy one minute, anger or rage the next?
Do they not handle transitions very well?
Then you might have heard about Oregano as a possible solution.
Oregano is an herbal remedy. Does it work? What does it work on? Is there any published scientific literature about Oregano and Autism? All great questions. Watch the video to see what I’m talking about.
Oregano and Autism
Oregano: It’s a plant that grows quite abundantly usually in high elevations. Either the total herb or its oil is used. The uses for oregano are vast – it has been used as a medicinal herb since the middle ages, oregano has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antioxidant activity, and is used as a food additive in naturally processed foods. If you look at some of the labels in the maybe organic type processed foods, you might see oregano added at the end.
Obviously, Oregano when it’s used as a food additive – since it’s the last ingredient, it’s in very small quantities. But when you have larger quantities and you’re actually taking it more as a medicinal herb then the therapeutic effects are quite vast and here are four of them:
Oregano is an herb. That means we are dealing with mother nature. And scientists have studied mother nature quite a bit. So with oregano, they are able to understand what are the main components. What are the main molecules? And there are two of them. The thing to keep in mind is that the amount of the compounds varies depending on the season of picking the plant, the geographical position, the plant part that is used as well as the oil extraction method.
So if you are going to use oregano or oregano oil, please make sure to use a high-quality brand so that there’s consistency and you’re getting a decent amount of what you think you’re getting more than just candida.
Oregano and Candida
Most people learn that oregano is potent against Candida. Candida is a very popular topic in the autism community because many people with autism do have candida infections. But oregano can handle more than just candida. If used for a period of weeks, maybe even months, Oregano can be active against spore formers such as Clostridia.
Most functional medicine practitioners do not use Oregano as their first line of therapy for Clostridia, but oregano certainly could be used.
Side effects of Oregano
Negative side effects are not widely reported.
Dozing typically depends on the person’s age and weight.
Autism and Oregano
Okay, what are the studies that have been done? Well, the answer is none. There are no specific research articles on Oregano and its impact on Autism symptoms. There are studies and reported research on oregano and other therapeutic areas.
So there’s some really great impact that oregano can have, but there just hasn’t been any studies as of yet on autism and oregano.
Oregano targets dysbiosis. But it’s typically best to get an understanding of the specific dysbiosis and monitor progression for your child or yourself.
Oregano is really broad spectrum. You will save yourself time and money by using science to answer the question, “Does my child with autism have gut dysbiosis? You want to answer that question first.
There are many uses for oregano. However, it is a general herb that targets dysbiosis. It’s quite broad spectrum. It might be more appropriate for you, or for your child to first understand the specific gut dysbiosis and then use an herb or prescription with specificity.