Essential Oil Studies Involving Respiratory Tract and Anti-Microbial Action

Editor’s note: These two studies show the marked antibacterial effects of essential oils, specifically on microbes that may infect the respiratory tract. While cinnamon oil was noted effective, it is an exceptionally potent oil that may burn mucous membranes. Lemongrass was also noted to have a low minimum inhibitory dose (only a little was needed […]

Juniper Berry Essential Oil and Candida

Juniper berry essential oil has an exceptionally pleasing aroma. It blends well with many other oils, and we like to use it in small amounts with oils like Pine, Black Spruce and Balsam Fir. But Juniper is more than just a fine aromatic – several scientific studies have noted its action against Candida fungus. Study: […]

Studies Showing Essential Oil Efficacy Against Candida

Ed. Note: These three studies investigate the antifungal action against Candida albicans of essential oils of tea tree, lavender and thyme. In-vitro activity of essential oils, in particular, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil and tea tree oil products, against Candida spp. Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, […]

Studies Show Essential Oil Mouthwash Effective

Ed. Note: These studies do show efficacy of essential oil containing mouthwashes on tooth and gum health. The do not describe the essential oils used. One can make their own: The following recipe is from http://www.aromaweb.com/recipes/rmouthwa.asp … 4oz Pure Water4oz Vodka4tsp Vegetable Glycerine (if sweetening is desired)10-12 drops Peppermint OR Spearmint Essential Oil5 drops Myrrh […]

Bergamot Reduces Stress AND Is a Potent Anti-Microbial

The effects of the inhalation method using essential oils on blood pressure and stress responses of clients with essential hypertension Hwang JH.Department of Nursing, Geochang Provincial College, Geochang-gun, Gyungnam, Korea. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of aromatherapy on blood pressure and stress responses of clients with essential hypertension. METHOD: […]