Citrus Oil Fights Staph Infection

When’s the last time you or one of your precious loved ones had a serious staph infection?

It’s been a while for me, because I’m constantly filling my world with the multi-faceted healing properties of organic essential oils. Essential oils are powerful healers, and they also fight bacteria, microbes, and other pathogens that cause serious disease. If you don’t already use them in your daily life, it might be time to start.

Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common strains of staph, and when you get it, the infection can cause epidemic as well as endemic infections. The pesky pathogen causes skin diseases, septic arthritis, respiratory infections, endocarditis, bacteremia, and even toxic shock syndrome.

The point here is this: we want to make sure we never fall victim to this pathogenic bacteria. And if we do, we want to treat it in the most effective and natural way possible. The problem is, when and if we do fall victim, conventional treatments include taking antibiotics. Unfortunately, antibiotics wipe out the healthy flora in our guts, which makes us even more susceptible to disease further down the line.

What’s more, staphylococcus aureus (like many other bacteria strains) is growing ever more resistant to antibiotics. As in, the antibiotics no longer work when we take them. This is where therapeutic-grade organic essential oils come into play.

Citral Oil Fights Staph Infection

According to this recent study, published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Brazilian researchers set out to prove whether or not the essential oil known as citral has strong enough anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight staphylococcus aureus.

In doing so, researchers treated forty-eight male mice induced with staphylococcus aureus, with citral essential oil. After all was said and done, citral oil proved effective in the local therapy of infectious diseases caused by staphylococcus aureus.

In Conclusion

The cool thing here is that citral essential oil is a potent anti-microbial plant essence that works like an antibiotic without all the toxic side effects of frequent antibiotic use. Plus, the strain of staph we’re talking about here isn’t resistant to organic citral essential oil, which means, we can use citral essential oil to treat diseases induced by staphylococcus aureus and also prevent the onset of staph from ever happening in the first place.

Organic citral essential oil is indeed an effective and all-natural antimicrobial agent—one that’s far more sustainable than your typical passé antibiotic.

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Aimee Hughes, N.D.

Aimee Hughes, N.D.

Yogi. Health & spirituality writer. Animal lover. Professional petsitter. Author of "The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures in Love & Sex."
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