MRSA, E. coli and Essential Oils – the aromatic way to kill a superbug

Young Living Essential Oils has been growing organically and distilling properly for years the essential oils that may very likely be the solution to killing MRSA, E. coli, and a host of other bacteria, viruses and fungi. Pronounced “mersa” (an acronym for methicillin resistant staph aureous), a strain that is resistant to antibiotics, is just one of many, hospital acquired infections. Well, that is until recently. Now MRSA is in the news daily because it has found its way out of hospitals and into schools, gyms and our homes.

MRSA is probably as old as mankind. However, in the past it was a different strain, a strain that didn’t have super-villian powers. It lives on our skin and in our noses. Up until recently, it wasn’t too much of a problem. Due to overuse of antibiotics a superbug form has emerged.

Are you wondering why these little buggers are smart enough to out-wit our all-mighty antibiotics?

Bacteria can communicate between species, read more…

– PLEASE DO NOT use the antibacterial hand sanitizers –

They will only create a super-dooper superbug!! As a matter of fact, it would be extremely wise to NOT purchase any manmade product that is considered “antibacterial,” kitchen sponges included.

We do know enough about them to know that our “simple” antibiotics are no match against them for any length of time. They have and will continue to out-smart us.

A much smarter choice is any of the Thieves products which aravailable at my website:

Another option would be a Young Living blend called R.C. The essential oils in this blend have been shown to eradicate MRSA (the Manchester study below and others).

Know the Quality of the Essential Oils You’re Buying

I cannot caution enough, the importance of only purchasing the finest quality essential oils available. Only 2% of the essentiall oils sold in the entire world are of the hghest therapeutic-grade quality. Read more on why purity is key…

Which means that the chances of finding them in your local health food store or drug store is near zero. If they are not AFNOR/ISO, therapeutic-grade, and it WILL be printed on the label in those words – do not expect to get quality results. And, NEVER use an essential oil that is not of the finest grade in the same manner in which you would use a Young Living essential oil. Read the High Cost of Low Price…

Essential Oils Could Stamp Out Spread Of MRSA (21 Dec, 2004)

Essential oils usually used in aromatherapy have been found to kill the deadly MRSA bacteria according to research carried out at The University of Manchester.

Tests revealed that three essential oils killed MRSA and E. coli as well as many other bacteria and fungi within just two minutes of contact. The oils can easily be blended and made into soaps and shampoos which could be used by hospital staff, doctors and patients in a bid to eradicate the spread of these deadly `super bugs’.

Researchers are now desperately looking for funding to develop their work and carry out a clinical trial. Peter Warn from the University’s Faculty of Medicine who worked on the research said: ‘We believe that our discovery could revolutionise the fight to combat MRSA and other `super bugs’, but we need to carry out a trial and to do that we need a small amount of funding ‘ around £30,000.

‘We are having problems finding this funding because essential oils cannot be patented as they are naturally occurring, so few drug companies are interested in our work as they do not see it as commercially viable. Obviously, we find this very frustrating as we believe our findings could help to stamp out MRSA and save lives,’ added Peter, who is based at Hope Hospital.

Essential oils are chemical compounds found within aromatic plants, which the plants use to fight off infections. Researchers tested 40 essential oils against ten of the most deadly bacteria and fungi. Two of these oils killed MRSA and E. coli almost instantly, while a third was shown to act over a longer period of time, meaning that any soaps or shampoos made by blending these three oils would be effective over a period of time.

Jacqui Stringer who is Clinical Lead of Complementary Therapies at the Christie Hospital instigated the research and said: ‘The use of plants in medicine is nothing new but some people regard the use of essential oils as unconventional. Our research shows a very practical application which could be of enormous benefit to the NHS and its patients.

‘The reason essential oils are so effective is because they are made up of a complex mixture of chemical compounds which the MRSA and other super bug bacteria finds difficult to resist. The problem with current treatments is that they are made of single compounds which MRSA relatively quickly becomes resistant to, so treatment is only successful in around 50% of cases.

‘While a wide range of products currently exist to help prevent the spread of MRSA these are often unpleasant for patients as their application can cause skin irritation. MRSA is often carried inside the nose which means that patients often have to insert treatments up their nostrils, whereas these essential oils can simply be inhaled to prevent the patient being at risk,’ added Jacqui.

Jacqui works with leukaemia patients at the Christie Hospital using essential oils to help in their treatment. Patients receiving treatment for cancer and leukaemia are often left with weakened immune systems which makes them vulnerable to infection from MRSA.

The National Audit Office estimates that infections such as MRSA kill 5,000 people each year and hospital-acquired infections cost the NHS around £1 billion a year.

Rachael McGraw, Media Relations Officer at The University of Manchester
0161 275 2111 or at
Last updated: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 11:54:14 GMT

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Disclaimer: The information found on this blog is for your better understanding of holistic healing. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or disease. Contact your healthcare provider if you are in need of assistance.

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