Oregano oil will also help to prevent ''candida albicans'' I took ''oregano tablets'' some years ago to treat ,candida,now i have some of the dried herbs on toast mixed with oil and fresh garlic, just to kill off any unwanted guests in my digestive system, i believe it works. My husband has just been diagnosed with the ''helicobacter pylori'', bacterium, he is devastated, he caught it from our friend,who was at the time taking the drugs,we cannot understand, how this could happened, he ate some food cooked by our friend. He is treating it with ,with turmeric, garlic, pau d'arco, vitamins, to boost immune systems, rinses his mouth with one drop of ''tea tree'' essential oil in half glass of water, to prevent the bacterium in the mouth. Also is starting ''slippery elm'' to help the mucosa in the stomach. Hope this helps, best wishes, lucy.