A pharmacist was discussing alternative remedies. He recommended oregano oil as an alternative to antibiotics. He said it works not only on bacteria, but also is effective against flu and colds. Tests have compared it to equal to Vancomyacin. A lot of bad info about it not being effective is out there. I use it avidly and it has worked every time, but once. I have used it against all flu, sinus inflamation, colds, bladder infections, sore throats etc. I take 4 capsules, three times a day when illness first strikes and until it begins it let up, then I take 2 capsules 3 times a day until symptoms have been gone 3 to 4 days.
On one really bad case of flu, I was taking 4 capsules a day for more than the usual 3 or 4 days. It was more like 7 to 10 days. Something wonderful happened. My psoriasis cleared to no more than 2 or 3 tiny spots. I only had psoriasis on my legs, but they were large and covered a lot of area. They had been there for well over two years. When new spots try to start up I take 4 capsules for a brief period, a few days, and they are gone.
This product is called oregano oil, but it is NOT the oregano we cook with. That is actually often a type of mexican sage. The oregano oil capsules are actually the Hyssop plant that is found in the Meditteranian area. The Bible says, "Wash me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean." There are cleansing qualities in the plant and my skin has been greatly helped by it.
I use Natures Way Oregano oil. It contains 75% to 85% carvacrol(50mg) and 25mg flax seed oil.