Superbugs and MRSA (Golden Staph)
Did you know:
25 million pounds of antibiotics are used annually in animals that we are going to consume?
1 million pounds per year of triclosan (an antibacterial agent) is used in soap, cleaners and toothpastes
This overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs (germs which are resistant to antibiotics). This includes common staphylococcus, and triclosan-resistant bacteria strains
Nearly 1000 people per year are dying in the UK of MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus = Golden Staph). 100,000 people die per year of hospital acquired infections
More than 50% of the staph infections in hospitals are now from MRSA
There are 2 million hospital-acquired infections reported annually in the USA – Approximately 70% of these are resistant to at least 1 antibiotic
2 expensive antibiotics were tested against MRSA with limited positive effects. The side effects of the antibiotics however were: nausea, vomiting, stains on developing teeth, and potential foetal harm. Science 257:1950
University of Manchester tested Patchouli, Geranium, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) and Lavender oils and found them all active against MRSA.
Dr. Eugene Sherry of the University of Sydney tested Melaleuca alternifolia against MRSA and found that it resolved MRSA infections in 22 out of 25 people. (co-authored with H. Bock and P. H. Warnke)
Case Study: There was a man who had a MRSA infection in the bone for 2 years. He was given multiple antibiotics, with no success. The doctors were going to amputate. He heard about phytochemicals, and was put on Eucalyptus radiata, Melaleuca alternifolia, Lemongrass and Clove, and all of the infection was gone in 3 months using these essential oils.
An aerosol mix of oils wiped out tuberculosis, killing it in 40 minutes!
Essential oils studied for their effectiveness against MRSA on PubMed include:
Melaleuca alternifolia, peppermint, geranium, cinnamon, orange, grapefruit, patchouli, lavender, lemongrass, thyme, Eucalyptus radiata, spearmint, lemon, myrtle, clove and mountain savory
“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 superbug bacteria find difficult to resist.” –Jacqui Stringer, clinical leader of complementary therapies, Christie Hospital, Manchester
Eucalyptus radiata is specific to lungs, and Myrrh is the most highly anti-infectious oil. Putting Myrrh and Eucalypus radiata in a syringe up the rectum is a direct pathway to the lungs in 3 seconds. Myrrh is also great to put on your skin (eg. Face).