Essential Oils and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Posted on May 20, 2013 | In Educational

Written by, Becki Andrus

I recently watched a news clip talking about the growing concern about antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria… and how those types of bacteria are becoming more and more common in hospitals and other medical facilities. Over the years, more and more antibiotics have been used, which have resulted in the bacteria strains morphing to overcome the antibiotics.

These changes are called “superbugs,” and the bacterial infections they caused often kill 50% of the people affected by them. It is scary to think that a person may go to the hospital for one health condition, and end up contracting a “superbug” infection that won’t respond to any of the antibiotics or medications that are given to the person.

The interesting fact is that there are multiple essential oils which have been found to be effective against these superbugs, including MRSA. Research studies have shown that using essential oils with strong strains of bacteria results in the bacteria dying. The essential oils create an environment where the bacteria cannot thrive.

If essential oils are so effective against these bacterial infections, why aren’t more doctors and hospitals using them to treat the patients who are suffering from the infections? Because many of the doctors aren’t aware that the essential oils can actually help– it is common for doctors to be stuck in their thinking, that medications are the only options that are available.

My hope is that one day we will have medical facilities that utilize both natural/holistic remedies as well as medications (if they are needed). I would love to be able to bring my bottles of essential oils to each of those patients, and offer them the healing blessings of essential oils that I enjoy in my own home!

With love,

Becki :)

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