Natural Cures for Aspergillosis

Sep 21, 2016

While common mold is typically harmless, it can cause concerning health conditions for those with weakened immune systems, asthma, or lung disease. If you have developed such a condition, you not only need to treat the contracted illness but also support your immune system. To do so, we suggest utilizing a holistic approach combining traditional treatment with nutritional support, like oil of oregano, for the best results.

What Is Aspergillosis?

Aspergillosis is the name given to a group of illnesses that are caused by a certain type of mold. The illnesses adversely affect the respiratory system and are typically developed in conjunction with another illness or condition.

The symptoms of aspergillosis vary depending on the type of illness you have; however, several signs are common. If you experience an allergic reaction to the mold, you’ll likely develop a fever, a cough that may bring up blood or mucus plugs, and worsening asthma. You can also develop a fungal mass that causes coughing that brings up blood, wheezing, shortness of breath, unintentional weight loss, and fatigue. Additionally, some forms of the illness present as an infection, which causes fever, chills, cough, severe bleeding from the lungs, shortness of breath, chest or joint pain, nosebleed, facial swelling, and skin lesions.

What Strain of Mold Causes the Illness?

While many forms of mold are harmless, a few are more detrimental. A. flavus, A. niger, and A. fumigatus cause aspergillosis infections most often. These species produce large quantities of oxalic acid as they multiply in the respiratory system, which causes the myriad of symptoms.

Can I Treat Aspergillosis Naturally?

Consulting a licensed physician will help you obtain an accurate diagnosis as well as a treatment plan based on the severity of your condition. However, nutritional supplements and natural treatments are effective supports to any treatment plan. Options such as garlic, olive leaf extract, and coconut oil help fight infection and relieve the system safely and naturally.

1. Garlic

Garlic is a powerful anti-fungal remedy that also has antimicrobial and blood cleansing properties. The allicin in garlic helps destroy the mold in the body and relieves infection quickly.

2. Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract contains the chemical oleuropein. This chemical has strong anti-fungal properties, so the extract can be used to directly kill mold and other fungi.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric, capric, and caprylic acids, which all have strong anti-fungal properties. The oil also stimulates the immune system and serves as a mild laxative, so it flushes the dead mold out of the body.

In addition to these treatments, be sure to eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and do whatever you can to support your immune system. Read below for more recommendations from Earth Clinic readers and let us know what natural remedy worked for you!

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Posted by Mares (Sydney, NSW Australia) on 02/02/2013

I was interested in what Tk from Sydney was discussing in regards to seeing a Chinese herbalist for his wife's Aspergillus. I, also, have Asthma and have suffered from Aspergillus. I have taken the ant-fungal medication but still feel very weak and debilitated. I live in Mosman and was wondering if you knew any good Herbalists in this area? I would appreciate anyone's help as I am at a loss.

Replied by Linda
Florida, US
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I also have been told I have Aspergillosis, I have had a LOT of congestion. What I found to help me Tremendously is Astragulas Extract, That stopped the congestion. I also take Oregano Oil, Black Walnut Freeze Dried and 2000mg of Vit-D 3. But not all together.

I have been juicing green drinks like Kale, Romain, Celery, 2 or 3 dropper fulls of Wheat Grass juice, Cucumber, I put a little stevia in the drink to make it better tasting.

I also use Wheat grass juice. It is NOT the wheat we all have been told to stay away from. It is Liquid Form. I put 2 dropper fulls in a glass of water and drink it . The taste is like Green Tea. Look up Wheat Grass and the Benefits it can do to heal you also. The Most Thing that I can say that has helped me is the Astragulas Extract. Pull a search on it and get info on it, It really helps!!! I will try and post sites for you to get info on what I have said above that can help you.I know it has helped me beyond what words can say. I pray this helps someone else also and Children

Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs...

This is about Wheat Grass:

This site is very good on the Info of what Wheat Grass can do for you.

Now for the Astragulas info: I just copied this for you
Astragalus is used for the common cold, upper respiratory infections, allergies, fibromyalgia, anemia, HIV/AIDS, and to strengthen and regulate the immune system. It is also used for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), kidney disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Some people use astragalus as a general tonic, to protect the liver, and to fight bacteria and viruses. Astragalus is commonly used in combination with other herbs. For example, in combination with Ligustrum lucidum (glossy privet), astragalus is used orally for treating breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer.

What are the health benefits of Astragalus? In addition to its reputation as a whole-body protector, astragalus improves digestion and metabolism. It is used for cases where fatigue, lack of appetite, and diarrhea are present. Also, studies have shown that astragalus stimulates the immune system, and it seems to be particularly useful for those who suffer from frequent colds and flu. Astragalus has been known to help maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach, and heart, to boost energy, detoxify, improve white blood cell growth, and help reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Astragalus is used in the recovery from severe blood loss of a traumatic injury or from childbirth. It is used for diabetic patients and arthritic conditions.

There is a Ton of info on the internet helping you learn about Astragulas. Please Search. Knowledge is the KEY to getting better. Drugs do NOT cure anything.

Replied by Debbie A.

For all you Dear people with Abpa or chronic Aspergillosis. I have been there. I know what you are going through. Please know it isn't a death sentence. I had a very very bad case. Now five years later I am doing great. But I had to pretty much learn from the websites in England. They are ahead of the game. And on my own trail and error some BIG errors.

I just want to let you know my IGe was 4300 some go as high as 12,000. First do not drink orange juice or lemon aid or any citrus.You can make your own but commercial is full of aspergillus, do not eat nuts, unless you soak them in vitamin C then reroast them. Do not drink sake it is made with aspergillus, do not take beano made with aspergillus. Do not take digestive enzymes, made with aspergillus. Do not dust or vacuum ever! Have someone else do it. Do not garden or have house plants. Do not have birds, chickens or pigeons near you. Stay away from all chemicals. You will also be very sensitive to malls and stores as clothes are all sprayed with pesticides, formaldehyde, sizing, and cotton has a ton of aspergillus. Clothes you buy need to immediately be washed. Read all labels on food. But eat clean. I have more if you want to write here or write to me personally feel free.

Replied by Kathy

HI Debbie,

My Father has been very ill for about 6 years, he has been to a dozen doctors. Each one diagnose him with something different, one of his regular Doctors has called him a mystery case.

He has been treated for aspergilloma more than once the Dr that treated him said the fungus was gone and there was no need for more treatment, my mother called me today and said there was a DR on T.V this morning that said it never goes away and you should be treated the rest of your life?
I have not read a lot about aspergilloma or aspergillosis but I am assuming they are the same thing. I would appreciate any info or advice you might have.
My dad is 60 and is now using a walked and a wheelchair and on oxygen 24/7 and pretty much home bound.
I have research a ton of things in the last few years that doctors have told us he had from COPD to nerve and neurological disorders like Alpers' disease (His symptoms don't fit with this one), Ataxia, and cerebral Palsy ( Just to name a few.) His symptoms fit better with aspergilloma or aspergillosis and COPD which we think is a mix of both.

Being fed up with Dr.'s not being able to tell us for sure my mother has tried to use resources from the library since they have no internet being on a fixed income. I have taken a few herbal classes but am not far enough along to be an expert, I lost a son 5 years ago to a lung disease and I will not sit here and do nothing and watch my dad suffer like my son did! There are so many options out there I never knew about until it was too late so any insight anyone has into aspergilloma or aspergillosis and how to at least help him be able to do simple tasks himself again would be awesome.


Replied by Ben
Bremerton Wa

Years ago I nearly died from aspergillosis in my lungs. I was living in an old house filled with black mold. I found out how carcinogenic it is after I got cancer in my spleen.

As for your dad supplements are expensive they can easily run 2 or 3 hundred a month so you got to get the most bang for your buck.

Systemic enzymes like serrapeptase are essential for this kind of lung problems.since the lungs are filled with fibrosis only systemic enzymes can dissolve fibrin scar tissue and clear the lungs up.

I have written quite a bit about copd / pulmonary fibrosis lately. Look up my old posts by going to the search box then type ben/copd or ben / pulmonary fibrosis.tHere is a ton of information there.

Basically the destruction of lung tissue is caused by a wide range of microorganisms inhabiting biofilm in the lungs all working against you.bIofilm typically consists of over 500 germ species and fungus all creating havoc.

One of the worst of the beasties is mycoplasma fermentans. It causes lung destruction like in copd and pulmonary fibrosis.

One of the super cheap things that helps immensely but is not a total cure (see my posts ) is hydrogen peroxide mist vaporized then inhaled deeply into the lungs.

Another super cheap one is dmso plus garlic. You simply crush a bunch of garlic then add a little dmso in a small bottle then inhale the vapors.

Often the lung infections are fungal plus viral plus bacteria. Dmso plus garlic can kill fungus and virus alike

Another very cheap thing is colloidal silver mist inhaled. You can make this at home for pennies and it is super powerful

Another super powerful germ killer is lyposomal vitamin c. You can make this at home too. Youtube will teach you how to make it for pennies.

Look at my posts about lyme disease. There are many ways to kill virus, one way is with electricity. It's called blood electrification, a very effective technique but almost no one knows about it. This is very cheap and kills a multitude of virus all for the cost of a few flashlight batteries and the unit at about 120 bucks last time I checked. This ends up being way cheaper than supplements

Another dirt cheap yet super powerful thing is mms and mms -2 look these things up they can kill more germs than you would ever imagine possible all for about 30 bucks.

Hope this helps, see ya.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

HI U BEN,,,,,,,, you got the right string baby, but the wrong yo yo. I have told you this before, but you are hard headed and don't listen. I follow your every post and they make sense to me, but not to most.

You cover too much territory and don't dwell on what is important.... such that folks can follow you. Just slow down, take a deep breath, and explain your point such that folks can use it to heal themselves.

If you will do this one thing then you will be a hero on this site. You are well read, but you do not explain yourself such that folks can use your counsel.

You have knowledge, just make sure that it is usable.


Replied by Kathy

Thank you, Ben, I will look at the other posts. Just curious, what are your thoughts on Essiac tea?

So many conflicting stories out there on it but the info on is pretty good. I had bought the capsules one time but they are pretty pricey and only last 30 days so I got the tea but my parents did not follow the instructions when they made it. I had also bought the capsules for my dog who is 15 years old along with the tru-pine and it has helped with his arthritis and hip dysplasia so well I have not had to use his prescription meds.

I know a lot of people use it for cancer treatment but have read of people using it for other things as well and just wonder if its in anyway helpful for COPD, Lung issues or Aspergilloma. His last xray showed spots on his lungs as it has before the last few times the tests came back as mold and fungus but his health is so bad he has decided against a biopsy to check to see if its cancer or fungus. So that was why I was wondering about trying the essiac tea.


Replied by Ben
Bremerton, Wa

Yeeeow! is my trip to the woodshed done?

Yeah I love you too Robert Henry, you are one of my favorite friends around here.

Now ya think I am going a little too fast for some? hmmm if I mention 10 different things to cure something I am hoping people will get to doing their homework and study what I lead them to.

You can't learn without studying.

My mom grew up on a farm and had a saying --you can lead a horse to water but you cant make him drink! In like manner I bet some hard headed people still have their leukemia in spite of being told exactly how to get rid of it Yep, some people just don't have time to read about gallium nitrate or how george eby cured his daughter of leukemia in less than 2 weeks

I can point the way but I can't drag people kicking and screaming towards the truth. It is a sad fact that many do not want to change their lifestyle to adopt a better one even if it brings health.

Max and Charlotte Gerson found that they could cure nearly anyone of nearly anything if they would simply change their diet to one that brings healing. Did you ever watch "dying to have known" or "the Gerson Miracle" on youtube?

if I go a little too fast and you want additional information on any subject then just ask ok? that's what I am here for

Today there is a free 9 part seminar starting on cancer .Ty Bollinger hosts the seminar, a video series with 131 doctors from 27 nations telling what they know about treating cancer with alternative medicine. It's going to be awesome! If you want to watch it go to cancer you can see it there for free. see ya

Replied by Louby
Sheikh Zayed City, Egypt


I've just been diagnosed with ABPA .. A doctor recommended an antifungal ( Vfend or sporanox).and another doctor recommended cortisone/steroids for 4-5 months.

Can you please advise if any of you have taken such medications before? Does the cortisone make you tired all the time?

tThe antifungal vfend, started affecting my vision a little. Any experience on that?

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines
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Hi Louby...Well if you're going to take Vfend may I wish you the best of luck because you're going to need it. It certainly wont cure your Aspergillosis problem because Vfend -- aka voricanozole -- contains 3 fluorine atoms per molecule of voracanozole which makes it very similar-acting to that other horrible and debilitating antibiotic drug called Cipro. Flourine is a poison that will, over time and without any doubt, bring down both your thyroid and your immune system. How is that result going to help against your fungl problem? And I'm not surprised your vision is affected by this drug. See all its side-effects here.

Cortizone/steroids will also seriously acidify your body. Any fungus or mold just loves acid bodies -- helps them to grow, dominate and spread rapidly throughout the body for sure.

If I were you I would seriously start investigating natural and effective fungal cures(without side-effects) like turpentine, alkalizing, lugol's iodine, undecylenic acid, hydrogen peroxide, borax, Gymnema sylvestre, colloidal silver, gallium nitrate, oregano, lavender oil etc before its too late. Here's one natural anti-fungal protocol that you could use.

And you can investigate all of the above natural remedies for fungus right here on EC. Up to you really.

Replied by Patsy

I took v-fend for 6 months for aspergillus. I developed an allergic reaction and had to stop taking it. I had blisters on my hands and feet for weeks before they stopped it. After stopping it, the blisters went away and have never come back. I think the aspergillus has come back, and I am not sure what they will do now. Whatever you do, do not take a steroid. That makes the aspergillus grow.

Replied by Kate

Hi Ben,

I'm also having problems following black mold exposure for a year in a flat I left a month ago. I am better just being out of the place, but by no means out of the woods yet. I'm interested in your comment about taking Serrapeptase - with a few exceptions it seems to be actually grown on aspergillus, and though I've used Serrapeptase in the past with no ill effect, now that my system is so sensitised to aspergillus, I'm wondering if this is a good idea. Do you have any comments? - I'm guessing you didn't have a problem yourself taking a mold-derived enzyme.

Replied by Jean

Take Turmeric. I use 4000mg daily taken 2x a day. I use one that is time released. My IGE dropped almost 3000 points over 1 1/2 years thanks to Turmeric. I also use a salt pipe. Salt has been shown to inhibit the growth of aspergillus and you will see immediate results. I have had ABPA for 8 years. The drugs didn't help. I'm doing fine now. Best to you!

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Posted by Ruffcut (South Lyon, Michigan) on 06/12/2013
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Aspergillosis: I had a health scan and what has remedied the moldies is oil of oregano. Fungus is very bad and worse than is reported, worldwide.

Replied by Candyapple
Miami, Fl

I am an otherwise healthy 62 y/o female who was diagnosed with ABPA in Oct. 2014 after bronchoscopy. I took steroids (prednisone and advair) and antihistamines for two months. Rather than take antifungals, I began doing breathing treatments of 4 drops oil of oregano (Oreganol) purchased at Whole Foods, in 1/2 cup filtered water. I brought it to high enough temp for it to vaporize as I breathed it for 5-10 minutes two times a day. If I would forget to do breathing treatment the icky fungus tasting phelm would return. I did this for several weeks. Then as mentioned above, I weaned myself from other meds over two month period. After 4 months free of symptoms I am just now experiencing my first flair and am trying to get by with 10mg of prednisone/day and one zyrtec along with oil of oregano breathing tx. Am also using neti pot for sinuses to keep them clear.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for a flair. I want to get over it with as little meds as possible. BTW: My IgE went to 3000 and is now hovering 1200-1300. Any trick to getting it to drop lower? Am going to start taking the wheat grass, garlic, astragulas & vit D mentioned above. Thanks to previous messages as all info is helpful to this newbie.

Replied by Pam


From being a fit person at the age of 58, I too have been diagnosed with Aspergillisos recently and I am finding it really hard to cope with it. There are days when I feel great and then there's days when I am out of breath and cannot function. I have not been in to work since June 2015 due to this condition and few other issues. Any advise in how to cope with this condition would help.


Replied by Susanne
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I have been diagnosed with PD, and know it was from a mold exposure 10 yrs ago in my home, which made me very sick at the time. I've had a horrible alcohol smell in my nose for almost the same amount of time, along with the symptoms of PD, which are pretty rough, 15-20/day.

I just started taking 230 mg. of extract Oregano oil in capsules, certified organic, 4 caps/day and already see changes after a few days, for the good, less meds due to less tremors and rigidity. Thanks for the thoughts on vaporizing it, I couldn't figure out why I was so short of breath from walking across a room, now I know!

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Posted by kimb (Dallas, TX) on 04/04/2008
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re: Chronic Asthma & Aspergillosis.

I have been suddenly left completely disabled for the last two years. Sudden onset of respiratory illness and lethargy. I'm 35 and have been unable to do even the basic of personal daily routines. I used to ride all terain 20 miles a day up north. After two years of relying on modern medicine and countless hospital stays, I have decided not to die from a pescki fungus or anything else. So I have begun taking matters in my own hands and will try anything that makes sense. I currently began double dose of DHEA for natural precursor to antinflammatory, 7 oranges a day, 2xday apple cider vinegar, copper supplement,probiotic yogurt, and 4 times daily supplement. After 3days my neighbor comment that I have color for the first time. I also have been able to get out of bed. I am going to try the peroxide and apple cider vinegar in my nebulizer and report back. I believe it will work. Make an uncomfortable environment for bacteria, kill it, get it out, and keep it out! All this without dying from side effects of prednisone, advair, and numerous others.

Thanks for your posts! Many prayers for all of you.

Replied by mfirebrand1
Racine, Wi

Would like to hear an update on your progress. Praying for you, Margie

Replied by Herb
Ellenton, Fl

Eight years ago I was diagnosed with Pulminary apsirgillosis. It was a severe case and my physician precribed prednisone for life. I took the prednisone for two weeks, after careful research I have cured the nasty fungus. I now breathe easy, workout daily and have a normal life. The secret to my success was through natural essential oils and diet. I tried many different types of oils and natural supliments for a lot of years and finally found the ones tha worked the best. I would love to share it with everyone. Oregano, breathe and ongaurd along with proper diet was the solution.

Replied by Mike
Tewksbury, Ma Usa

I would love to know the brand and diet. Please contact me m_dicocco(AT)yahoo(dot)com; I have been diagnosed w/ aspergillosis over two years now. Any releif would be great.

Replied by Stewart

How did you get on with your treatment?

Replied by Bettye
Fall Branch, TN

Hey read your post. My mom was diagnosed with aspergillius. They put her on vorcanizole. Any information about the way you are doing your treatment would be great. I pray someone will have a better alternative than this poision she's on.

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Bettye;

Re...aspergilla's treatment alternatives.

I googled "aspergilla treatment colloidal silver" and found five or six interesting articles related.

One article discussed the sufferer's infection in ears and sinus and how he/she used CS and sea salt. Cured the problem apparently...says the post.

Replied by Alice
Southern California

This information is for Bettye, whose Mom is on voriconazole for Aspergillus. Voriconazole is very toxic, when taken orally or intravenously. However, some doctors in Europe have been giving this drug to Aspergillosis patients via inhalation, at a much lower dose, with no adverse effects. The idea behind this treatment is that when a patient inhales voriconazole, the target tissue (lungs) get much higher saturation with much lower dose than when the patient takes the drug orally or intravenously. When the drug gets into the bloodstream eventually, it won't cause as much harm, because of the lower dose. Here is the link to the article which describes the treatment, dosages, etc.

Replied by Vanessa

Hi I have been diagnosed too, please could you tell me what DHEA is, I would like to try it, thanks


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Posted by Jean (Tacoma) on 09/02/2016
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I was diagnosed with ABPA (Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis) in 2008 after coughing for 2 years. I would like to share what I have learned. My IGE went to 4400 and it was difficult to breathe. I finally agreed to use iatraconazol and prednisone. The IGE only dropped into the lower 2000's despite taking the drugs for about 6 months. Breathing was still difficult. At this point in October of 2012 I turned to Turmeric. I took a brand with curcumin phytosomes. I took 8 capsules a day / that's 2000 mg twice a day. Within a few weeks my breathing seemed less difficult but I did not want to jump to conclusions. I kept taking the Turmeric for 6 weeks then had another IGE test. It had dropped almost 1000 points. I kept taking it and the IGE kept decreasing. After about 11/2 years in 2014 it was finally down to 258. It stayed there for 2 years. I dropped the amount taken to 4 capsules or 1000 mg twice a day. In May of 2016 my IGE was at 328. I will never stop taking the Turmeric. When I skip it for a few days I feel the labored breathing return. I recently read an article that salt slowed the growth of aspergillus. I also bought a therapeutic Salt Pipe. I breathe in and out through the the pipe for 10 minutes a day.

Perhaps these suggestions will help someone else.