ANTIBIOTICS andESSENTIAL 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.
Highly Antibacterial Basil Bergamot Cassia Cedarwood Citronella Citrus Fresh Cinnamon bark Clary Sage Clove Cypress Egyptian Gold Highly Antibacterial Eucalyptus Evergreen Essence Fir Geranium Grapefruit Idaho tansy Juniper Lavender Lemon Marjoram Melaleuca ESSENTIAL OILS
Highly Antibacterial Neroli Oregano Palmarosa Petitgrain Pine Purification Ravensara RC Roman chamomile Highly Antibacterial Rosemary Rosewood Sacred mountain Spearmint Tarragon Thieves (annihilates bacteria!) Valerian Western red cedar ESSENTIAL OILS
Antiinfectious Bergamot Cajeput (urethra) Cinnamon bark Clove Clary sag Cypress Elemi (chest/bronchial infections) Antiinfectious Idaho tansy Jasmine Juniper Fennel Lavender Lemongrass ESSENTIAL OILS
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
Cinnamon bark Thyme Clove Melaleuca Peppermint Eucalyptus Lemongrass Rosemary Peppermint Geranium Lavender Wintergreen THE DEADLY DOZEN
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
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ESSENTIAL OILS LIVE WELL ~ BE WELL