Sometimes smart and scientifically proved solutions aren't made available to the public just because there isn't a capital gain. I find that unfair. Recently I learned about a MRSA infection case in a local hospital, which was poorly handled and decided to do so some research on the subject. And you know how I love sharing.
According to materials released July 26, 2012 by the University of Chicago Press Journals the number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections doubled in academic medical centers from 2003 to 2008. According to Scott Johnson with the Holistic Health Examiner, "even though these infections dramatically rise worldwide, conventional medicine largely ignores an effective natural solution — essential oils. And one Utah company — Young Living Essential Oils — is leading the way in pioneering research to bring more attention to these potent remedies."
MRSA is a term used to describe staph infections that have adapted and become resistant to the first line antibiotics that typically cure staph infections. Once inside the body, a staph infection can quickly spread to bones, joints and organs, which can be life threatening.
These so-called “superbugs” have been called a significant and multifaceted health threat that places “a significant human and economic burden on society” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. According to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, "things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill," as more bacteria evolve to become resistant.
The growing body of evidence suggests that unmatched tools in the fight against MRSA can be found in essential oils. These potent botanical extracts exhibit significant antiviral and antibacterial effects that have been clinically proven in hundreds of scientific studies. In their pure form, essential oils readily kill bacteria — including MRSA — and viruses. More importantly, research suggests they kill MRSA without promoting bacterial resistance and they are free of the side-effects common to antibiotics.
The following is a list of some of the most well-researched essential oils for their ability to destroy MRSA and other pathogens.
- Clove (1,2,3,4,5,6)
- Cinnamon (1,5,6,7,8,24)
- Eucalyptus (1,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,23)
- Rosemary (6,15,16)
- Oregano (17)
- Melaleuca (3,18,19,20,21)
- Lemongrass (1,8,14,22,23,24)
- Thyme (7,25,26,27,28,29,30)
- Lemon (4,31)
My go-to blend of essential oils, which combines a good amount of the essential oils mentioned above is Thieves, sold exclusively by Young Living. If you are interested in learning more about this natural way of staying healthy please contact me or visit my aromatherapy page to learn how to order therapeutic grade essential oils.