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Old 01-04-2020, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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There is some evidence that oil of oregano kills norovirus.
There is zero evidence that it can kill virii inside the body. It is applied topically to surfaces, much in the same way bleach is applied. Except that bleach is much more effective and should never be applied directly to the skin. It's for countertops and doorknobs and similar.
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:07 PM
 
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Most people are actually contagious before they ever start showing symptoms. So anything you do afterward may not help since you were already exposed.

But things like taking immune boosters, washing hands, etc. are things people should do all the time.
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:10 PM
 
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I was telling a friend about my routine - 1000 mg Vit C, zinc lozenges, Vitamin D and Elderberry lozenges (this time they also had syrup). She scoffed at my suggestions and said there were no medical studies to prove any of that worked. When I told her that it worked for me, she said it was probably just the placebo effect.

Of course there are no medical studies - who would fund a study to find out that cheap vitamins, minerals and herbs have any benefit? Certainly not the pharmaceutical companies. My husband had a holistic GP many years ago who advised him to use elderberry lozenges for a cold. We had to go to a specialty pharmacy to find them back then and they were $17 but they did help him recover faster.

I'm mostly better as of today so it took about 5 days to run its course and my symptoms were pretty mild overall. Not sure I can avoid getting his germs, but at least I can minimize the impact.
Actually, there have been studies that show they are effective:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5949172/
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:39 PM
 
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All I can caution, based on my own sad experience, is never to brag to others how you never get sick, or it's been (xx) number of years since you've had a cold/flu/GI illness. I've found that after I make that claim, crowing loudly to those within hearing range how absolutely healthy I am, within a couple-few days I will come down with a doozy of a cold, bronchitis or something. I theorize that in bragging like I have done, I've angered the gods of pestilence, and they've smitten me.

So don't brag about your good health. Or to me it seems even mention it out loud, as those gods look at that as a challenge too.
LOL, I also agree with this, which is why I try to share it humbly as a positive thinking technique vs bragging.

Besides, more people probably think we're crazy and lying and will want us to prove it with studies.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:03 PM
 
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There is zero evidence that it can kill virii inside the body. It is applied topically to surfaces, much in the same way bleach is applied. Except that bleach is much more effective and should never be applied directly to the skin. It's for countertops and doorknobs and similar.
There’s no evidence yet because it’s never been studied. My anecdotal experience with it was positive so I will continue to use it as needed.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:37 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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Actually, there have been studies that show they are effective:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5949172/
Thanks for that - very informative. NIH is a good source. Now I'll have something to back up my claims.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:31 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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There’s no evidence yet because it’s never been studied. My anecdotal experience with it was positive so I will continue to use it as needed.
There is no evidence that you would be getting sick without the oregano oil. You don't even know if you have been exposed to it, or if you have a natural immunity to it.

Anecdotal experience tells me that drinking water every day keeps elephants from ripping down my house. Works like a charm. Of course if I ever move to the rain forests of Central Africa, I'll have to try a different method. That's because the elephants are immune to the water in the rain forests. But it works great here in Florida.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:38 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Actually, there have been studies that show they are effective:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5949172/
That's an excellent article, with science you can really sink your teeth into. Thanks for posting it. Very well worth taking the time to read it. I haven't finished reading it, but surely will do so later.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:43 AM
 
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There is no evidence that you would be getting sick without the oregano oil. You don't even know if you have been exposed to it, or if you have a natural immunity to it.

Anecdotal experience tells me that drinking water every day keeps elephants from ripping down my house. Works like a charm. Of course if I ever move to the rain forests of Central Africa, I'll have to try a different method. That's because the elephants are immune to the water in the rain forests. But it works great here in Florida.

I’m a mom and my entire family has gotten norovirus on three separate occasions. I was the one taking care of them, cleaning up after them, cleaning up vomit, with the when they were puking in the bathroom, in very close contact through the entire illness. The first time this happened, I was taking oil of oregano due to a cold sore and I was the only person who did not get norovirus. I kept waiting for it to hit and it never did. That’s when I looked up oil of oregano in relation to Norvirus because it was the only thing I was doing differently and that’s when I came across some info about it being able to kill Norovirus on surfaces. The second time my kids brought norovirus home, I started taking oil of oregano right away to see if it would work. My kids wouldn’t take it because they felt so awful. I did get nauseous but never got sick. Same, the third time although one of my daughters who was not yet sick also took Oil of oregano and she also got nauseous but not sick.

Like I said, this is just my anecdotal experience and it could be that we developed immunity but it’s not hurting us to continue to try it and I will do definitely use it again if our family gets it again, which I’m sure will happen at one point or another. Hopefully at some point it will be researched in this way but until then, I will keep some on hand.

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Old 01-05-2020, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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There is some evidence that oil of oregano kills norovirus.
Wow, I will have to look into that. We are empty nesters now, but going through that twice I may just go get some - just in case.
Some people are immune to the norovirus. One daughter did not get it either time, and both times she was sharing a room with a sister who did get it.
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