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1 ANTIBIOTICS and ESSENTIAL OILS By Kristy West, RN, MA
2 ANTIBIOTICSIn 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.
3 ANTIBIOTICS1871: 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.
4 ANTIBIOTICS1935: Prontosil, the first sulfa drug, was discovered by German chemist Gerhard Domagk1942: 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
5 ANTIBIOTICS1943: 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.
6 ANTIBIOTICS1957: 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.
7 ANTIBIOTICSAntibiotics (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.
8 ANTIBIOTICSDrug 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.
9 ANTIBIOTICSTo 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.
10 ANTIBIOTICS Common Side Effects Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Fungal InfectionsAllergic ReactionGI Complications
11 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)
12 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
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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 2001Hint – Thieves contains clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary
17 ESSENTIAL OILS - RESEARCH THEIVESMore Powerful than Penicillin or Ampicillin60% higher in antibacterial activityDr. 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.
21 ESSENTIAL OILS Antiinfectious Melrose (prevents growth of all infections)OreganoPeppermintPine (severe)RavensaraRosemaryThievesThyme (urinary inf.)
22 ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC RECIPE USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, By Gary Young, N.D.10 drops Lemon8 drops Mountain Savory3 drops OreganoPut into a “00” capsule. Take 1 capsule up to 3 times dailyYOUNG LIVING CLINIC
23 ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC INNER DEFENSEThieves (clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, rosemary)OreganoThymeCitronellaTake 1-2 capsules 2 times daily
24 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 Blend6 drops of Oregano Essential Oil2 drops of Frankincense Essential OilAt 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
25 ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC To Prevent Onset of Flu & Cold Bugs, By Jennifer Tilston8 drops Clove Essential Oil5 drops Thyme Essential Oil5 drops Oregano Essential OilPut into a “00” gel capsule. Take 1 capsule up to 3x/day
26 ESSENTIAL OILS - SPECIFIC Infected WoundsFrankincense, Melaleuca, PatchouliBlend to draw infection out1 drop thyme in carrier; apply hot compress twice daily3 drops lavender, 2 melaleuca, 2 thyme in 1 tsp V6; apply twice daily