Antibacterial Essential oils
WHY EVERYONE SHOULD USE THEM
Are you aware of the over use of antibiotics and the rise of "super bugs"? Super bugs are germs that are resistant to many antibiotics. If not, this is definitely a topic you should look into, antimicrobial resistance.
You can get the support you need to fight bacteria from a natural resource! Interestingly, most prescription medicines are actually modeled after essential oils derived from plants, and whenever possible, I suggest opting for a natural approach first and foremost. That’s why if you’re looking to fight bacteria, there’s no better option than a combination of healthy foods and antibacterial essential oils.
The reason for this is that when we put synthetics in our bodies, our bodies don’t know how to process these so-called foreign substances. And even if the medicine eliminates the problem, it’s likely to cause another. It can greatly interfere with our hormones, endocrine system, brain function and much more. Of course, it’s critical that you’re educated before you try any substance, whether synthetic or natural, but in most cases, the natural approach benefits you most, especially in the long run.
Another reason is that prescribed antibiotics can make bacterial strains antibiotic resistant. In other words, synthetic forms of antibiotics typically kill the good bacteria that resides in our bodies, and we need that good bacteria to stay healthy. At the same time, many antibiotics are not effective at killing bacteria at all because the infection you’re trying to fight becomes resistant to the medication due to its widespread use. Hand sanitizers are the perfect example of this antibacterial overkill.
That’s why you should cut back on the antibacterial soap and prescription meds and instead opt for these antibacterial essential oils.
Top 4 Antibacterial Essential Oils
Oregano essential oil
Oregano is a commonly used spice adding flavor to lots of dishes, but it also offers excellent therapeutic antibiotic effects. It was first recognized for its antibacterial and disinfecting properties in ancient Greece, where it was frequently used to treat wounds and bacterial infections on the skin. It contains bacteria-killing abilities and provides antiseptic, antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties as well.
It’s especially noted for battling conditions like foot and nail fungus. To do so, just place a few drops of the oil in a small tub of water and soak your feet in the solution. Or, you can use it directly on the affected area by diluting one drop of oregano essential oil in a carrier oil.
The oil can also be quite helpful if you’re suffering from a sinus infection. Relief may be found by placing a few drops of oregano essential oil into steaming water and then inhaling the steam. The oil not only causes significant damage to bacteria, but it also helps minimize the bacteria’s ability to produce toxins that can be extremely hazardous.
Clove essential oil
Clove oil is extracted from the dried flower buds of clove (Eugenol).
This oil has been proven to be especially versatile and has been thoroughly researched as an effective alternative to many modern medical treatments.
Ground clove has the astounding ORAC value of 290,283 units! This means that per gram cloves contain 30 times more antioxidants than blueberries which have a value of 9,621.
In a nutshell, antioxidants are molecules that reverse the damage caused by free radicals, including cell death and cancer. Research has shown that antioxidants slow aging, degeneration and protect the body against bad bacteria and viruses.
Because of its high antioxidant count and eugenol levels, clove is also known as the ultimate “protective” herb and has been used in essential oil blends such as “OnGuard” oil.
Make sure to dilute clove essential oil before using it topically and don’t take it internally for longer than two weeks at a time. Make sure to also supplement with a probiotic during that time to retain a healthy balance of bacteria since clove oil is such a potent natural remedy.
Thyme essential oil
One of the oldest herbs around, Thyme is known for its culinary, aromatic, and health purposes and contains a variety of benefits. Thyme’s healthful benefits are attributed to its high thymol content. The essential oil that is derived from this potent herb protects against seasonal and environmental threats and supports healthy immune function. Thyme also has been recognized for its cleansing, clarifying, and soothing effects on the skin, as well as its ability to enhance a sense of alertness.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Research shows that cinnamon has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that can fight off various illnesses. In a 2015 study, cinnamon oil was determined to have the highest antimicrobial properties, giving it the ability to fight off E. coli, staph, and several antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
WHY WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL ANTIBIOTICS
According to an FDA report, livestock consumes as much as 80% of all the antibiotics consumed in the USA. Because of this rampant overuse, we have seen the emergence of ‘superbugs’ which are becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatment. According to a recent report, resistance to antibiotics caused over 2 million sicknesses leading directly to over 23,000 deaths in 2013 alone.
And if you are expecting things to get any better, then I have more bad news. A recent British report commissioned by the Government has estimated that by the year 2050 drug-resistant bacteria may cause in excess of 10 million deaths each year as well as costing the world’s economy an astronomical figure of $100 trillion.
These essential oils are a great way to fight bacteria without experiencing the severe side effects of antibiotics or the harsh chemicals of household cleaners. In many cases, a topical application of essential oils is much safer than taking antibiotics internally. While antibiotics are useful—they can be overprescribed and can damage your gut flora—requiring you to rebuild your flora after treatment.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
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