Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Essential Oils to Fight Superbugs

While information about the anti-microbial properties of essential oils has been around in the alternative-traditional-sustainable medicine worlds for a long time, research is just coming to light in the more mainstream allopathic realm. Researchers in Greece have found that the essential oils of Thyme and Cinnamon are especially effective in combatting otherwise resistant "super" strains of bacteria.

This information is critical in terms of our health care system and lack thereof. In Jane Buckle's excellent 2003 book, Clinical Aromatherapy, she details information about these important aspects and sites studies and clinical uses of essential oils for these purposes. The book is available at Buckle's Web site along with a host of other information, as well as on

At the link below you can read the Science Daily article about the Greek findings.

Essential oils to fight superbugs

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