Perianal abscessThe current medical treatment for perianal abscess (which often results in a fistula) involves oral drug antibiotics and manual drainage of infection from the abscess. However, many doctors wish there was an alternative treatment. Since it is so hard to get antibiotics to the actual infection site.

Oral antibiotics are processed via the GI (digestive) system, so very dilute amounts end up reaching the rectal area.

The good news is… We DO have a natural remedy for perianal abscesses or fistulas that delivers a very powerful natural antibiotic directly to the abscess or fistula site.

We now have a large number of sufferers who have tested this protocol. And nearly all have had a marked improvement, with the majority seeing complete healing. So I have posted the protocol here and if you try it, please post your comments to let us know how it worked, whether you changed or adapted it, etc.

One of my readers took the basic Wild Oregano Syringing protocol below and improved upon it by using an infrared laser to cause the wild oregano to penetrate more deeply and also to speed healing. So be sure and read this article as well before beginning treatment.

Most recently, based upon our experiments with healing anal stenosis and strictures and also intestinal strictures. I also gave a few readers an even more potent formula than just wild oregano. However, since this formula contains DMSO, you should only use it under strict instructions.

After you have been educated about this powerful substance (which instantly transports through the skin almost any substance it comes in contact with). I will give you this new, experimental formula at the end of this post, with instructions for the eBook you need to get to know how to use and apply it.

NOTE: Great news! You no longer have to monitor your thyroid on these protocols (unless you have a known overactive thyroid – hyperthyroid), CLICK HERE and Dr. Tyler will explain why even high-dose, ongoing iodine supplementation is perfectly safe.

Natural Remedy for Perianal Abscess and Fistula

If you have a perianal abscess that is still enclosed, or walled-off, then the first step is to try applying wild oregano oil topically to the infected area. Start at a 7:1 dilution with olive oil (7 drops organic olive oil : 1 drop wild oregano oil), and then increase strength to get it as close to full strength as you can tolerate – only use the brands I recommend, to ensure potency.

Apply topically five times per day and also begin Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol (on page 152 of Listen To Your Gut) orally.

If this doesn’t work sufficiently to reduce infection after two weeks, then you may want to have your gastroenterologist drain the abscess. If he/she performs this procedure, your GI will want to follow it with oral drug antibiotics.

However, you do have the option of having the abscess drained and then NOT following it with drug antibiotics. You can use oral wild oregano or olive leaf instead – just follow the same protocol in my eBook for Natural Treatment for Gut Infection

If you decide to have it drained, then (if possible) during the procedure, have the GI syringe it with full strength wild oregano (as much as will go in) after drainage.

Then, (regardless of whether he’ll do that, or not) try to get him to leave a drainage tube in place. This will make it very easy for you to syringe it yourself with wild oregano. Thereby avoid having to take any prescription antibiotics.

syringeEven if he won’t leave a drainage tube in place, you can still syringe it (syringes available at local pharmacy – often dental or oral irrigation syringes work best as they’re long and narrow) through the hole – it’s just more difficult and uncomfortable.

Wild Oregano Syringing Protocol for Perianal Abscess or Fistula:

  • Syringe wild oregano oil into your fistula hole or drainage tube with as close to full strength wild oregano oil as you can tolerate. Start at a 7:1 dilution with olive oil (7 drops organic olive oil : 1 drop wild oregano oil). Then increase in strength to get it as close to full strength wild oregano as you can tolerate.  Try to elevate your fistula opening so that the oregano oil stays in the abscess cavity and doesn’t drain back out immediately.
  • You could also try plugging the drainage hole with a piece of wax or silicone earplug, or something, to block it closed for 20 minutes after syringing. Then remove and let it drain. Most people have been using a 10 ml syringe.
  • But even 5 ml (depending on how much you can get in there) is likely sufficient. For detailed information on wild oregano and detailed instructions on how to prepare a dilution, see my eBook What You Need To Know About Wild Oregano Oil.
  • Syringe every 2 hours for the first 24 hours (when you’re asleep at night, let it go 4 hours).
  • Then every 4 hours for the next 24 hours.
  • Then 4 times per day thereafter until infection is completely resolved / gone.
  • Then 2 times per day for 10 days (yes, this is AFTER there is no infection left).
  • Then allow the hole to close (if it hasn’t already) by removing the drainage tube. And continue applying topically for a month, 3x/day.

Throughout this whole regimen, continue with the oral wild oregano and probiotics, as per Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol – given in my eBook, Natural Treatments for Gut Infection.


It’s VERY important to distinguish between ESSENTIAL oil of oregano and the commercial brands for oral use – which are already mixed with olive oil (usually in a 3:1 or 4:1 olive oil:essential wild oregano oil ratio). IF you use Essential oil of wild oregano on your skin or mucous membranes it will literally burn the tissue. You may not feel it, but an examination will show actual burns.

When I talk about FULL-STRENGTH I am talking about the usage at full-strength of a commercial brand already prepped for oral use. (Like NAHS P73 or Joy Of The Mountains). I am NOT talking about ESSENTIAL oil of oregano.

And when I give dilution ratios for wild oregano oil, I am still talking about using the commercial prep as your base and then diluting further with olive oil.

* A big thank-you to my brother, Millan Patel MD, MSc, who helped me develop the syringing part of this protocol.

Speed Fistula Healing With An Infrared Laser

One of my readers has improved upon this protocol by using an infrared laser as well. To cause the wild oregano to penetrate more deeply and also to speed healing. So be sure and read this article as well before beginning treatment.

You’ll see from the Comments Section below (please read thoroughly before submitting a question) that if people cannot syringe directly into their drainage hole, they are syringing to wherever they can reach. If their fistula drains into their rectum, then they are syringing up their rectum instead.

More Potent Experimental Syringing Formula for Fistulas or Abscesses

As I mentioned above, we have recently started testing this turbo-charged, very powerful formula to heal fistulas or abscesses. But these are experimental and you need to be educated about DMSO in order to use it safely.

Formula A

15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

This would give you a 20% DMSO formula. So far, people have reported good results with this formula. BUT, if it’s not strong enough, then increase the wild oregano and decrease the aloe vera like this:

Formula B

10 ml (2 tsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
15 ml (3 tsp.) wild oregano oil


You MUST read my eBook on Natural Treatments for Anal Stenosis and Stricture for a full description of each of these ingredients. How to mix, how to apply it, safety guidelines, etc. before beginning treatment. You can get the eBook and formula ingredients here.

Do NOT attempt these DMSO-based formulas without reading my eBook. Or doing extensive research on DMSO first! Also, do not use brands other than the ones I recommend. If you don’t want to buy online, just copy down the brand names and get your local health store to order them in for you.

One of my readers had a fistula from his intestine that was draining out his belly button. And after only a few days of using this formula topically (Formula A), along with my Oral Intestinal StrictureHeal formula (which has similar ingredients, but is swallowed by mouth).

Here’s the report of his progress (after colonoscopy):

“Other good news, Jon’s stomach and duodenum were completely clear. There was a nodule at the base of the stomach where the doc thinks the fistula track may have run. He could not find a hole anymore, nor could he see a hole in the transverse colon. His belly button is still oozing slightly but we are hopeful that the absence of visible holes on the inside means it is healing as it should from the inside out.”

Where Do You Start?

I know, I’ve given you a lot of new information in this blog post. So the place to start is by reading everything and educating yourself fully before you begin – this will give you the highest chance of success.

Firstly, this article is part 1 of a 3-part series, which together give you the FULL instructions on how to heal a fistula or perianal abscess. So make sure you read EACH post to get the full instructions:

1. Natural Remedy for Perianal Abscess and Fistula – this post above
2. How to Use Infrared Lasers to Speed Healing of Fistulas
3. Amy’s story: How She Used Jini’s Natural Remedy and Infrared Lasers to Heal Her Son’s Perianal Abscess

Next, you need to buy your supplies (ONLY the brands I recommend – do NOT substitute or you will not have the same results!). Also buy any of the additional eBooks that you need; based on whether you need an oral natural antibiotic, or you want to try the new experimental DMSO-based formulas – links to all are in the post above. And you also need to buy a 5 – 10 ml syringe, either regular or dental (oral irrigation syringe) and clean it with hot soapy water after each use.

If you want encouragement, or you have a difficult situation, then first read through all of the COMMENTS below this post. Your question is likely already answered there.

Note: If you ask me a question I have already answered, I will not reply. So be sure to read through the Comments before posting.

Click here if you have a rectovaginal fistula for specific instructions for this condition.

If you still need additional guidance, then consider booking with a doctor familiar with my protocols to help you.

Original post from June 2008. Most recently updated January 2024.