Essential Oils - An Effective Alternative
Essential oils can offer an effective and yet safer and gentler alternative to antibiotics. With the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRSA) and new and stronger viruses (H5N1) which we call “super germs,” health practitioners in many countries have turned to essential oils for treatment of their patients.
While many drugs have only one, two, or three active ingredients, an essential oil may have several hundred compounds; Rose damascena has over 350 identified compounds along with many others that have yet to be identified. The complexity of the natural essential oil compounds is what renders their active ingredients safe when used according to aromatherapeutic guidelines, and what prevents the super germs from becoming resistant.