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Oil of Oregano Remedies

Postby Bagge » Sun 2 Sep 2012 3:54

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/201 ... ml?cmp=rss
Ad for herbal whooping cough remedy ordered retracted

B.C. health official says ad promoted herbal remedy as a vaccine alternative
CBC News Posted: Aug 31, 2012 9:25 AM ET


A Vancouver-area health official has ordered the retraction of an advertisement that he says suggests oil of oregano is an option to prevent whooping cough instead of vaccination.

The newspaper ad published Thursday shows a broken syringe and reads, “The natural way to help combat whooping cough.... It's nice to know vaccines aren't the only choice to combat this disease.”

Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Health Officer for the Fraser Health Authority, has sent a letter to Enerex Botanicals Ltd., of Coquitlam, B.C., ordering the company to, “publish an immediate retraction, at your expense in the Vancouver Sun, and in any other media outlet in which the same or similar advertisement was published.”

Van Buynder said the retraction must state that oil of oregano has not been shown to be as effective as vaccination in the management of outbreaks of whooping cough, or pertussis, and has not been shown to prevent the transmission of pertussis at all.

The order also calls for the company to apologize for “misleading the public” in the advertisements. Van Buynder said in the letter he is authorized to issue the order under the Public Health Act.

Van Buynder told CBC News the ad could undermine how dangerous the disease is, especially given the higher than usual rates of infection of whooping cough in the Lower Mainland.

“We believe it's important that parents understand the scientific basis of vaccines and that it does need to happen to protect their children,” he said.

“That's why we don't want to see advertisements suggesting that it's not required and that some oil product is the equivalent to a vaccine.”

Van Buynder said that by telling people the vaccine wasn't required, the company has essentially promoted the continuation of an infectious disease and is minimizing the capacity of authorities to deal with the outbreak.

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Re: Oil of Oregano Remedies

Postby Bagge » Sun 2 Sep 2012 4:07

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http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ind ... f-oregano/

Science-Based Medicine

Oil of Oregano
Published by Scott Gavura under Herbs & Supplements

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Conclusion

Oil of oregano, and the claims attached to it, is a great example of how interesting laboratory findings can be wildly exaggerated to imply meaningful effects in humans. A few small studies have been conducted, mainly in the lab, and advocates argue this is evidence of effectiveness. The rest is all anecdotes.


Despite the hype, there is no persuasive evidence to demonstrate that oil of oregano does anything useful in or on our bodies. And while it is popular, there is no science to support the use of oil of oregano for any medical condition. Suggesting that this herb is can effectively treat serious medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, and cancer is foolish and dangerous. If you’re ill, stick to the proven science, and save your oregano for cooking.


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Re: Oil of Oregano Remedies

Postby Bagge » Sun 2 Sep 2012 4:22

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http://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.c ... #more-4267

The full blog post is well worth reading. Oil of oregano is being sold to Lyme patients as a treatment for infectious diseases.

Science-Based Pharmacy
Scott Gavura: Founder and editor.

Oil of Oregano – No substitute for the pertussis vaccine

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If I had to come up with a modern equivalent of the old bottle of snake oil, it would be oil of oregano. It is touted as a cure-all for almost every condition. It was one of the earliest posts on this blog, and it continues to get quite a bit of traffic – my 5th most popular article with over 25,000 views and counting. Updating the post, like I did over at Science-Based Medicine, takes no time at all. I search for any evidence of efficacy in the published medical literature. Finding none, I consult with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, which continues to note a lack of evidence for any medicinal use. So I continue to reiterate my same conclusion:

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Re: Oil of Oregano Remedies

Postby Bagge » Sun 2 Sep 2012 4:56

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Alternative/Complimentary Treatment:
The bottom-­‐-­‐line-­‐-­‐treatment path for Lyme disease is antibiotic use. Additionally, the patient must build their immune system with vitamin therapy; avoiding refined sugar in the diet; usage of raw garlic in the diet; or garlic pills; and olive leaf extract, oregano oil, and various herbs.


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