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Essential oils capable of fighting superbugs

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A recent study has proved certain essential oils like thyme oil, cinnamon oil and rosewood oil to be effective and cheap options to fight against some of the most drug-resistant bugs. According to www.sciencedaily.com, the study conducted by a team of researchers at the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands, Greece found that these essential oils are mighty effective with their antibacterial properties in fighting particularly several types of Staphylococcus bugs including meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which is otherwise very hard to treat.

As per www.physorg.com, the team of researchers revealed that thyme oil was found to be exceptionally good as it killed the bacteria in less than 60 minutes. Apparently, for a several hundred years essential oils have been known for their healing therapeutic properties. In addition, a number of scientific research have proved the worth of these oils which are very tolerable and are also effective in treating a host of fungal as well as bacterial species of super bugs.

However, not much is known about the mechanism through which these oils put forth their antimicrobial impact in human beings.  “Not only are essential oils a cheap and effective treatment option for antibiotic-resistant strains, but decreased use of antibiotics will help minimise the risk of new strains of antibiotic resistant micro-organisms emerging,” explained Professor Yiannis Samaras, prime leader of the study.

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