Saturday, January 2, 2016

MRSA and essential oils

A combination of Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract) and geranium essential oil showed the greatest anti-bacterial effects against MRSA, whilst a combination of geranium and tea tree oil (melaleuca) was most active against the methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (Oxford strain). This study demonstrates the potential of essential oils and essential oil vapours as antibacterial agents and for use in the treatment of MRSA infection.

Read the abstract of the paper here.