I’ve also wondered what Norm would say about herbal antibiotics. Another book I have says to take them separately from probiotics, so apparently they can kill both good and bad bacteria. Maybe it depends on the herb, just as different drugs can be broad-spectrum or target specific types of bacteria. I also wonder if they breed superbugs.
I took oregano oil two different times, before I found FTD. The first time it helped a lot. Then I ate sugar for a special occasion, not knowing at the time there would be long-term effects. To deal with the renewed symptoms, I took oregano again, and it didn’t have the same effect. A probiotic supplement is one of the things I think helped, so I wonder if the second round of oregano was too much for my good bacteria.