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Natural Cures for Aspergillosis

Last Modified on Dec 12, 2015

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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Remedies for Aspergillosis

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Herbal Remedies12013-02-02
Oil of Oregano12013-06-12
Supplements, ACV, Copper, Probiotic Yogurt12008-04-04

Herbal Remedies  
2 User Reviews | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

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

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   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.

Oil of Oregano  
3 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Ruffcut (South Lyon, Michigan) on 06/12/2013

[YEA]  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.


Supplements, ACV, Copper, Probiotic Yogurt  
9 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by kimb (Dallas, TX) on 04/04/2008

[YEA]  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