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ANTIBIOTICS and ESSENTIAL OILS By Kristy West, RN, MA
ANTIBIOTICS In 3500 BC the Sumerian doctors would give patients beer soup mixed with snakeskins and turtle shells. Babylonian doctors would heal the eyes by using an ointment made of frog bile and sour milk. The Greeks used many herbs to heal ailments. All of these "natural" treatments contained some sort of antibiotic.
ANTIBIOTICS 1871: The surgeon, Joseph Lister began researching the phenomenon that urine contaminated with mold would not allow the successful growth of bacteria. 1890s: German doctors, Rudolf Emmerich and Oscar Low were the first to make an effective medication that they called pyocyanase from microbes. It was the first antibiotic to be used in hospitals. However, the drug often did not work. 1928: Sir Alexander Fleming observed that colonies of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus could be destroyed by the mold Penicillium notatum, demonstrating antibacterial properties.
ANTIBIOTICS 1935: Prontosil, the first sulfa drug, was discovered by German chemist Gerhard Domagk 1942: The manufacturing process for Penicillin G Procain was invented by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain. Penicillin could now be sold as a drug. Fleming, Florey, and Chain shared the 1945 Nobel Prize
ANTIBIOTICS 1943: American microbiologist Selman Waksman made the drug streptomycin from soil bacteria, the first of a new class of drugs called aminoglycosides. Streptomycin could treat diseases like tuberculosis, however, the side effects were often too severe. 1955:Tetracycline was patented by Lloyd Conover, which became the most prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic in the United States.
ANTIBIOTICS 1957: Nystatin was patented and used to cure many disfiguring and disabling fungal infections. 1981: SmithKline Beecham patented Amoxicillin or amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium tablets, and first sold the antibiotic in 1998 under the trade names of Amoxicillin, Amoxil, and Trimox. Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic antibiotic.
ANTIBIOTICS Antibiotics (antibacterials) are drugs derived wholly or partially from bacteria or molds and are used to treat bacterial infections. They are ineffective against viral and fungal infections. Antibiotics either kill microorganisms or stop them from reproducing, allowing the body's natural defenses to eliminate them.
ANTIBIOTICS Drug resistance is considered to be one of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 70,000 die each year from it. These patients acquired the infection while they were in a hospital being treated for something else, according to the May 1997 documentary, The Coming Plague. No known antibiotics can help these patients, and they die.
ANTIBIOTICS To make matters worse, experts estimate that physicians in the United States alone, write 50 million antibiotic prescriptions a year to treat disease actually caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not affect. According to a CDC study, pediatricians prescribe antibiotics 65 percent of the time if they sense parents expect them, but only 12 percent of the time if they sense parent do not expect them.
ANTIBIOTICS Common Side Effects Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Fungal Infections Allergic Reaction GI Complications
ANTIBIOTICS Rare side-effects: Formation of kidney stones (when taking sulphonamides) Abnormal blood clotting (when taking some cephalosporins) Sensitivity to sun (when taking tetracyclines) Blood disorders (when taking trimethoprim) Deafness (when taking erythromycin and the aminoglycosides) Kidney Failure (when vancomycin administered too quickly)
ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH A 1999 Journal of Clinical Periodontology study found that a mouthrinse with the essential oils of thyme, peppermint, wintergreen, and eucalyptus oils was more effective in improving oral health than a fluoride-based antiseptic
ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH Melaleuca, lavender, peppermint and thyme essential oils showed the strongest killing power against MRSA and VRE …according to studies at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH In 1987, in one of the most comprehensive studies conducted, scientists in Scotland identified the most powerful antibacterial essential oils – thyme, cinnamon, clove and geranium. Cinnamon, thyme and clove essential oils killed 92% of 25 different gram negative and positive bacterial strains, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology.
ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH In 2006 researchers identified the most powerful antifungal essential oils. Cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, geranium and thyme were equal or superior to the powerful anti-fungal drug, Hexaconazole.
ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH An essential oil blend of clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary killed over 99% staph bacteria after only 12 minutes of diffusion. The Journal of Essential Oil Research, September/October 2001 Hint – Thieves contains clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary
ESSENTIAL OILS - RESEARCH THEIVES – More Powerful than Penicillin or Ampicillin – 60% higher in antibacterial activity Dr. Jean C. Lapraz, the famed French researcher, reported in 1985 that he couldn't find a single bacteria or virus that could live in the presence of the essential oils of cinnamon or oregano.
ESSENTIAL OILS Antiinfectious – Melrose (prevents growth of all infections) – Oregano – Peppermint – Pine (severe) – Ravensara – Rosemary – Thieves – Thyme (urinary inf.)
ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC RECIPE USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, By Gary Young, N.D. 10 drops Lemon 8 drops Mountain Savory 3 drops Oregano Put into a 00 capsule. Take 1 capsule up to 3 times daily YOUNG LIVING CLINIC
ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC INNER DEFENSE – Thieves (clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, rosemary) – Oregano – Thyme – Citronella Take 1-2 capsules 2 times daily
ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC Treating the Flu with Anti-Microbial Young Living Formula, By Terry S. Friedman, M.D., A.B.H.M. Place in a 00 capsule the following: 12 drops of Thieves Essential Oil Blend 6 drops of Oregano Essential Oil 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil At the first sign of the flu, take one capsule every four hours for three days and then one capsule every eight hours for four to six days
ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC To Prevent Onset of Flu & Cold Bugs, By Jennifer Tilston 8 drops Clove Essential Oil 5 drops Thyme Essential Oil 5 drops Oregano Essential Oil Put into a 00 gel capsule. Take 1 capsule up to 3x/day
ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC Infected Wounds – Frankincense, Melaleuca, Patchouli Blend to draw infection out – 1 drop thyme in carrier; apply hot compress twice daily – 3 drops lavender, 2 melaleuca, 2 thyme in 1 tsp V6; apply twice daily
THE DEADLY DOZEN Antibacterial: Thyme, cinnamon, clove, geranium Antibacterial: Clove kills more than 60 types Antifungal: Cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, geranium, thyme Antimicrobial: Peppermint – 12.5mg (1/4 drop) when diffused stopped microbial growth Destroy respiratory tract germs when diffused: Cinnamon, lemongrass, thyme, peppermint, melaleuca, lavender
APPLICATION INHALE – DIFFUSER – CLOTH OR TISSUE – HOT WATER – FAN OR VENT TOPICALLY – FEET – NEAT OR DILUTED – LAYERING – COMPRESSES – MASSAGE BATHS – BATH WATER – BATH AND SHOWER GEL – WASH CLOTH – BODY SPRAYS ORALLY – IN CAPSULES – IN RICE MILK – IN BLUE AGAVE – IN NINGXIARED RECTALLY VAGINALLY – USE 100% ORGANIC, COTTON TAMPON COOKING DISHWATER CLOTHES WASHER & DRYER PAINTING