5 Ancients Oils and How to Use them Against SuperBugs
The challenge : rampant use of antibiotiocs has led to « superbugs »
Why superbugs exists?
A mixed bacteria population infects person. He takes antibiotics, which kills non-resistant bacteria. But resistant bacteria multiplies. This resistant bacteria infect a new person. And the antibiotic fail to kill te resistant bacteria.
How important is antibiotic resistance?
World Health Organization says antibiotic resistance is “an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires actions across all government sectors and society”
This is taking off in 2050 when it could be the leading cause of death.
Here are 5 examples of disease causing microbes
- Strep throat: Group A. Streptococcus
- Food poisoning: Salmonella
- Common cold: rhinovirus
- Flu: influenza
- Athelete’s Foot fungi: Trichophyton
5 scary facts about antibiotics
- Up to 50% of the time antibiotics are not needed, or prescribed with incorrect dosing or duration.
- Over 2 million people acquire serious antibiotic resistant infections each year.
- 1 out of 5 emergence department visits are for adverse drug events involving antibiotics.
- Over 23 000 die each year due to antibiotic resistance
- By 2050, world famous scientist Jim O’Neill predicts that drug resistant infections will kill more people than cancer.
5 essential oils and how to use them
Always look for oils that are therapeutic grade and organic. These can be more expensive, but they have good quality control and you are more likely to get what you are expecting.
Cinnamon can be used to treat inflammation. It increases circulation, fights viruses, fights free radicals, stimulates the immune system and fights parasites. Warning: do no put in your bath.
Melaleuca (Tea tree) can be used for soothing and healing. It fights bacterial infections, cold sores and respiratory tract infections. It heals fungal infections like Candida, Kock itch, Athlete’s foot and toes nail fungus. Warning: do not take internally.
Citronella fights and eliminates infections. It naturally repels insects, fights free radical damage, bacteria and fungi. It reduces inflammation, fights respiratory infections and supports digestives – intestinal health. Warning: it’s unsafe when taken by mouth in large amounts.
Oregano is used for natural immune system support. It is effective in treating bacterial and yeast infections, in relieving back and joint pain. It fights inflammation, colds and flu viruses. Warning: don’t take if you are pregnant.
Thyme helps for natural immune system support. It treats respiratory conditions, kills bacteria and infections. It balances hormones and is a remedy for common colds. Warning: may result in allergic reactions.
5 ways to use essential oils
- Topical application: Dilute 2-3 drops pure oil in a carrier oil. Dilute more on young children or babies.
- Use directly or neat. Consult doctor before applying essential oils directly to your skin.
- Vapor bath: Heat up a pot of distilled water to almost boiling. When it starts producing a lot of steam, remove the pot from the heat and add 2-3 drops pure essential oil. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and breathe deeply for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Diffuser: Follow the oil and diffuser manufacturer instruction.
- Ingest: Be extremely careful about which oils you take internally. Consult a doctor.
Last, all essential oils need to be used with proper education. When in doubt, consult a specialist. If unsure, it would also be advice to wear a gas mask when dealing with these oils…. just kidding!