Prevent Cryptosporidium Infection With Oregano Oil
Cryptosporidium is a one-celled parasite that causes the gastrointestinal disease known as cryptosporidiosis.
This parasite is present in the feces of infected humans and animals.
It can survive outside the body for a long time because it is highly resistant to environmental elements. You
can become infected if you consume contaminated food or water, especially from rivers and streams.
The infection usually last only for a short time, but it is serious. It can even cause death if not treated early
enough. The symptoms will appear 2 to 12 days after being infected, with the average being 7 days. Some of the
symptoms you have to watch out for are headache, nausea, vomiting, low-grade fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
You may suffer these symptoms for weeks and they may cause dehydration and weight loss. If you have a weakened
immune system, these symptoms may be more severe, and can even lead to death.
People who are at risk of being infected with cryptosporidium are young children, handlers and trainers of
animals, gay men and day care workers. The disease is spread through close contact with infected people and hand to
mouth transfer. Scientists have also found out that this parasite is very difficult to eradicate because of its
ability to burrow deep down into intestinal walls and transform itself into a cyst.
Usual Treatments for Cryptosporidiosis
Actually, there is no specific treatment for this
disease. But since the patient loses a lot of body liquids, he is advised to drink a lot of water or juice to
rehydrate himself. Most people with healthy immune systems should recover within two weeks without medical
intervention. Those who have weakened immune systems are the ones who need medication to help them fight the
disease. The objective of the treatment is to reduce the symptoms and improve immune response.
The treatments may include taking anti-parasitic drugs such as nitazoxanid, anti-motility agents (which induces
the slow movement of the intestines and increase fluid absorption), intravenous replenishment of fluids and
electrolytes and anti retroviral therapies for those with HIV/AIDS (to reduce the viruses in the body and boost the
immune response). However, there is always the possibility of adverse side effects when using drugs, including
antibiotics. Fortunately, there is another effective way to treat cryptosporidiosis without the risk of
experiencing side effects. This is by using a natural substance - oregano oil.
Oregano oil is a 100% organic substance derived from the Mediterranean wild
oregano plant, Origanum vulgare. This wild plant has a long history of being used as a medicinal herb for treating
different sicknesses such as colds, fever, flu, skin disease and stomach problems. Now, modern technology has
devised a way to extract the essential oil from the leaves of the wild plant to produce the essential oil.
The Power of Oregano Oil
This oil has been found, through many experiments and tests around
the world, to contain many powerful substances that can kill harmful microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi
and parasites such as cryptosporidium. Oregano oil contains phytochemicals, flavonoids and phenols which kill
different kinds of pathogens. Carvacrol and thymol are the main active ingredients of this essential oil.
The good thing about oregano oil is that it eliminates these harmful germs without harming the good ones.
Furthermore, these harmful microbes are not able to develop resistance against oil of oregano like they are
able to do with antibiotics and other drugs. Therefore, with this oil, they will surely be eradicated. On top of
that, this oil also contains significant amounts of vitamins, minerals and important trace elements which help
strengthen the body’s immune system.
The ability of this essential oil to reverse disease is well documented. It has been used to fight deadly
viruses, drug-resistant bacteria, stubborn fungi and even the smallest protozoan parasites like cryptosporidium.
This oil acts as a solvent that breaks the cystic wall of this parasite, effectively killing it and thus preventing
Using Oregano Oil for Eradicating Cryptosporidium
Treating cryptosporidiosis using oregano oil is very simple. If you are infected, you can take two drops of this
oil under your tongue twice a day. You can also mix it with a glass of water, or your favorite juice. Keep doing
this until the infection is gone.
Preventing Cryptosporidium Infection
A better way to avoid being infected with the parasite
is by prevention.
• You can do this by adding one drop of oregano oil to the body of water suspected of being
infected with the parasite.
• Not drinking from rivers, lakes, swimming pools or jacuzzis.
• Not cooking for others when you are suffering from diarrhea.
• Avoiding contact with feces.
• Washing your hands before eating and handling food and dishes, especially after you have gone to the
toilet, changed diapers, handled pets and animals, gardening and similar activities.
• Washing fruits and vegetables with safe water, especially when you eat them raw.
• Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk and dairy products.
• Not swimming in pools and beaches if you have diarrhea.
• Always being careful when drinking and eating when travelling, especially in other countries.