Studies done on Essential Oils
Here are some interesting studies that have been done with therapeutic-grade essential oils at universities.
Reuter’s Health found that two essentials oils (eucalyptus and Melaleuca alternifolia) were effective in treating MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections. In a study of 25 patients, twenty-two of the infections resolved completely when using the combination once a day for several months. And 10 of those patients were diabetic which normally makes wound healing quite difficult. The doctors also made an aerosolized version and found out that when it was sprayed on tuberculosis cultures, it killed the TB in 40 minutes!
And, Georgetown University showed that oregano oil was as effective as the traditional antibiotics such as streptomycin, penicillin, and vacomycin in inhibiting the growth of staphylococcus bacteria.
Andrew Weil, MD. states the following: “I expect that essential oils may someday prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Lavender, thyme, and tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oils have been used for centuries as antiseptics; their chemical compounds appear to kill microbes on contact.
According to D. Gary Young, ND, there has not been a single bacteria or virus tested that has been able to survive in the presence of therapeutic-grade essential oils!
At Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey,The “International Training Program in Essential Oils: Advanced Studies” (formerly held at Purdue University) course will cover the information and techniques you need to compete in this expanding industry.
This intensive university course will focus on the history, botany, ecology, chemistry, distillation, commercial production and marketing of a variety of commercially valuable essential oils. The program will also feature individual profiles of flower, spice, wood, citrus, and herb oils; their uses in foods, flavors, fragrances, and aromatherapy; and standards of oil quality.
Our expert team of collaborating instructors include University Professors, industry professionals and internationally recognized researchers that together will give you an “insiders view” of the biological activity and actions of essential oils, focusing on the practical aspects of production, extraction and processing, quality control, new product development and marketing. Traditional lectures and discussions will be complemented by hands-on field, greenhouse, laboratory and computer sessions. You will also have the unique opportunity to distill and extract your own essential oils from plants, to analyze the chemical composition of your essential oils, and you’ll be able to take part in evening workshops and roundtable discussions on aromatherapy.
Dr. Peter Warn, a researcher at the University of Manchester England, told BBC reporters in December 2004, that he and his team had done research on essential oils and MRSA and they found that three essential oils that destroyed MRSA. (BBC News)
A study at the University of Miami School of Medicine tested the effects of lavender and rosemary oil. Forty study participants were given 3 minutes of the aromatherapy treatment. They found that lavender caused a less depressed mood, increased the feeling of relaxation, and participants were able to complete assigned math computations faster and more accurately. (Rosemary increased alertness, lowered anxiety, and increased relaxation.)
There is so much wisdom in using therapeutic-grade essential oils. Two great reference books are the Essential Oil Desk Reference and the Reference Guide to Essential Oils. Get one for yourself today! It is a very valuable reference to have on hand in order to support your health and that of your friends and family.
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