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Lyme Can Be Killed. New Research Shows Oregano Oil Dissolves Biofilm Lyme Can Be Killed. New Research Shows Oregano Oil Dissolves Biofilm
Breaking news: Carvacrol and other Naturally Occurring Phenolic Compounds Dissolve Lyme Biofilm Layers, Killing Deadly Pathogens Updated, 3-13-18 As has been stated here, repeatedly,... Lyme Can Be Killed. New Research Shows Oregano Oil Dissolves Biofilm

Breaking news: Carvacrol and other Naturally Occurring Phenolic Compounds Dissolve Lyme Biofilm Layers, Killing Deadly Pathogens

Updated, 3-13-18

As has been stated here, repeatedly, wild oregano oil is the lead therapeutic agent for the natural treatment of Lyme disease through the dissolution of the germ biofilm. For over five years through the book The Lyme Disease Cure and via personal, as well as clinical, experience, it has been determined that phenolic compound-rich essential oils are the most effective Lyme disease treatment therapies known.

It is now clear, because of the highly beneficial results seen, that such oils must be recommended as the primary treatment for Lyme disease and the various tick-borne co-infections.

This has now been confirmed by a recent scientific study by J. Feng and S. Zhang, along with fellow investigators, where the Lyme bacillus was specifically treated with various essential oils. Here, the investigators determined,  oregano oil was highly aggressive in destroying the Lyme biofilm layer, as were oils of cinnamon and clove bud, these being the most potent of all oils tested. Upon destroying that protective layer the oregano, cinnamon, and clove oils caused complete destruction of the germs. Of these, however, oregano oil was most potent, which was attributed to is rich content of the highly antiseptic phenolic compound, carvacrol.

Caption: wild oregano growing directly out of a rocky crevice

It was also on this blog, as well as in The Lyme Disease Cure, that it has been made clear, categorically, that the phenolic compounds in wild sage are also highly antagonist to the Lyme bacillus and also act to dissolve biofilms.

Noted the researchers, the oils “completely eradicated all viable cells,” a most monumental result. The exceptional potency of oregano oil was attributed to its rich content of the phenolic compound carvacrol, which directly dissolves the Lyme biofilm membrane. Once it dissolves this protective coating, which the bacteria produce to avoid immune surveillance, the germ can be killed, completely destroyed by the oregano oil phenolic compounds. The fact is what they and others have discovered is that carvacrol fully disrupts, or essentially shatters, the cell membranes of such pathogens after it dissolves the sticky, protective biofilm.

Here, often, antibiotics fail. In fact, in many cases the germs produce the anti-immune system biofilm in response to being stressed by such drugs.

Typically, for Lyme and its co-infections as a front-line therapy wild oregano oil has been recommended. However, efficacy is dependent upon a number of factors. The oil must ideally be fully wild-source. It should also be whole food, that is unrefined. Additionally, for optimal results it should contain a higher percentage of carvacrol than average, ideally over 75%. At levels of 80% or higher there is even greater efficacy, which rises exponentially with these richer levels.

There is now available an exceptionally potent form of this oil sporting a carvacrol level of up to 85.5%. Known as OregaUltra, this extremely potent natural complex contains only wild-source carvacrol, unlike cheaper imitations, which contain the added synthetic type. Here, too, the technique of double distillation should be kept in mind, where levels of this active ingredient are artificially raised by driving off other components. This ‘ultra-rich’ carvacrol-based formula is extremely potent and provides benefits even in modest doses such as five to ten drops twice daily.

The wild-source, carvacrol-rich oregano oil is relatively rare, arising from certain high-mountain areas as high as 12,000 feet above sea level. This makes the ‘ultra’ form exceedingly powerful because it is such a high carvacrol formula, making it ideal for supporting a powerful cleansing and immune response against this condition.

Other studies have shown that carvacrol-rich essential oils induce the dissolution of biofilms produced by salmonella, staph, strep, and E. coli. Even the drug-resistant forms of these germs, including the potentially deadly MRSA and E. coli O17:H7 have been found to succumb. This proves that any such essential oil complexes will prove lifesaving in the event of infection by such pathogens.

Certain formulas contain complexes of these antibiofilm oils. These formulations include those containing edible spice oils from sage, cumin, clove bud, bay leaf, and cinnamon oils. Look for such formulas to support the powers of high-carvacrol oregano oil as a natural means to combat these horrific, potentially deadly biofilm-based infectious diseases. If only the hospitals would take advantage of this knowledge, yearly, countless thousands of lives would be saved.



Feng, J., Zhang, S., Shi, W., Zubcevik, N., Miklossy, J., and Y.Zhang. 2017. Selective essential oils from spice or culinary herbs have high activity against stationary phase and biofilm Borrelia burgorferi. Front. Med. 11:169.

Gaio, V., Lima, C.A., Oliveira, F., Franca, A., and N. Cerca. 2017. Carvacrol is highly disruptive against coagulase-negative staphylococci in in vitro biofilms. Future Microbiol. 12:1487.

Ingram. C. 2017. The Lyme Disease Cure. Lake Forest, IL: Knowledge House.

Nostro, A., et al. 2012. Enhanced activity of carvacrol against biofilm of Staphylococcous aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis in an acidic environment. APMIS. 120:967.

Wijesundara, N.M. and H.P.V.  Rupasinghe. 2018. Essential oils form Origanum vulgare and Salvia officinalis  exhibit antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities against Streptococcus pyogenes. Microb. Pathog. 117:118-127.

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Cass Ingram

Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written over 20 books on natural healing. He has given answers and hope to millions through lectures on thousands of radio/TV shows. His research and writing have led to countless cures and discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100's of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America's leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. A popular media personality, he has appeared on over 5,000 radio and TV shows. He now travels the world promoting perfect health – the natural way

  • J Martin

    March 11, 2018 #1 Author

    Do you have a combo pack – like a Lyme formula ALL IN ONE BOTTLE? We are doing Oregano Ultra, Sage, Cinnamon in the Hempanol but if it were all in one bottle – that would be huge and very simplified for those that are just starting!!!! Think about it! I just posted this article on my Facebook page. Thank you for helping so many!!!


    • Cass Ingram

      March 13, 2018 #2 Author

      Been thinking about this and putting it on the Website. I will look into it more. It would be super-ideal to have drops, all-in-one.



  • Lori

    March 13, 2018 #3 Author

    How can I give oregano oil to my child (8 years old) whom was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago.
    I can barely handle the taste of 1 drop.


    • Louise

      March 22, 2018 #4 Author

      You can put drops into empty capsules. The capsule will not dissolve with oil.


    • cass Ingram

      March 28, 2018 #5 Author

      rub on feet and shins, put in raw honey


  • Nelly P

    March 17, 2018 #6 Author

    “This ‘ultra-rich’ carvacrol-based formula is extremely potent and provides benefits even in modest doses such as five to ten drops twice daily”

    I keep reading/hearing about the use of EO (and recently about these cavacrol-based formulae) and I see here that 5 to 10 drops are being suggested. How are the essential oils to be given, per os (diluted with other carrier oils?) ?, on the skin? inhaled? other methods of administration? Thanks


    • Sophie

      May 12, 2018 #7 Author

      With young children , as with anyone actually , when it comes to Essential oils, less is more . I once gave a 3 years old one drop in an inch of milk and the next day his pneumonia and thyphoid fever were cleared . You can dilute the oregano oil in a bit of milk ( any milk that you normally give to that child , almond, soy ) or mix with a base oil and massage the soles as suggested by Dr Cass but note that the oil is mucous irritant so don’t let it sit in your mouth for long .


  • Richard C

    August 13, 2018 #8 Author

    Would you have any sources for the specific oils, though ive got a bunch of oils I bought and not touched them, anything to get me back to work.
    And last 10 days been taking Borax, and noticed less pain, and brain fog.
    Could it be worth growing the most suitable oils to make ourselves? or you to sell ? distillers are fairly cheap these days.


  • Rachel

    August 24, 2018 #10 Author

    Can I take oreganol with colliadal silver?


    • jdurham

      September 18, 2018 #11 Author

      Hello Rachel!

      There should be no issue with taking both supplement’s together.


    • jdurham

      December 20, 2018 #12 Author

      Hello Rachel,

      You absolutely can! Oregano is 100% whole food and can be taken with any additional supplements.



    • Cass Ingram

      December 26, 2018 #13 Author

      Of course, but you prob. only need the Oreganol


      • Nola

        January 14, 2019 #14 Author

        If taking oregano oil, you do not need colloidal silver and semento.


        • Cass Ingram

          January 21, 2019 #15 Author

          No need for the silver, that much is true.


  • Leela

    December 12, 2018 #16 Author

    does anyone have info or experience on suitability of giving these ouls to dogs and dosage if not toxic?

    and method?


  • Barbara Hall

    December 29, 2018 #17 Author

    my college age daughter is doing the protocol for lyme in your book and wanted to know how I would add orega ultra or if it is needed. Currently taking oregenol 20 to 30 drops 2 or 3x daily, oregeno juice 2x daily, neuroloft 1x daily, purge 1 0z daily, mycelized oregenol 20 to 30 drops 2x daily, oregamax 3 pills 2x daily, oregaresp 3 pillx 1x daily, also taking Samento and banderol (samento is cats caw) . Also, how long to I need to take this many meds. When can I get her to a maintenance dose. This is for my college daughter who has to go back to school in 2 weeks. She has been on this protocol for 2 weeks.


  • Barbara Hall

    December 29, 2018 #18 Author

    doing protocol for lyme in your book. How long does it take to get to a stable place? When can I back down on supplements. How would I add orega ultra to the protocol? Can I go to a maintance dose if I have killed quite a bit and need to be fresh for school and cant do the herxing until summer.


  • TOM

    January 14, 2019 #19 Author

    Took it for a year 3 times a day it did NOTHING for Lyme until I used the biophoton Light emitter, now THAT CURED IT. 7 years no symptoms


    • Tina

      January 29, 2019 #20 Author

      Tom. I never heard of a biophoton Light emitter. I looked online and only found a co. in Arizona that provides this service… By what means did you obtain the therapy?
      I have a Lyme knee that just won’t heal. I plan to start Dr. Ingram’s Oregano oil but am interested in the therapy you note.

      Thank you.


    • Amber

      February 10, 2019 #21 Author

      Hello Tom, I am so grateful for your comment as I have been considering to have Bio Photon therapy. Been ill for 5 years – so READY to be well again. Could you possibly link me to a source or place that you recommend as I am aware not all BP machines are the same. Thanks and blessings and SO good to hear you are well again xx


  • ginger contillo

    January 18, 2019 #22 Author

    What is the dosing recommendation?


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