With Essential Oils Tuberculosis Combated That Was Drug-Resistant
With Essential Oils Tuberculosis Combated
DATELINE ATLANTA, MAY 30, 2007 A man with a form of Tuberculosis (TB) so dangerous he is under the first U.S. Government-ordered quarantine since 1963 has health officials around the world scrambling to find about 80 passengers who sat within five rows of him on two trans-Atlantic flights.
Health officials worry about “multi-drug-resistant” TB, which can withstand the mainline antibiotics Isoniazid and Rifampin. The man was infected with something even worse extensively drug-resistant TB, also called XDR-TB, which resists many drugs used to treat the infection. There have been 17 U.S. XDR-TB cases since 2000, according to CDC statistics (Associated Press, May 30, 2007).
WHAT EXACTLY IS TUBERCULOSIS?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious lung disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The germs are spread via coughs, sneezes, and physical contact. The most worrisome aspect of this disease is its latency. Those infected may harbor the germs for years; yet display no outward or visible signs of infection. However, when the immune system becomes challenged or down regulated due to stress, candida, diabetes, or other factors, the bacteria can become reactivated and develop into full-blown TB.
CAN ESSENTIAL OILS HELP?
Because essential oils have broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, they can be diffused to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria like Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
TB is a mycobacterium; and since we know TB is an airborne bacteria our first consideration might be a blend of essential oils proven to have a 99.96% kill rate against ALL airborne bacteria (Weber State University 1997, Dr. Sue Chao). The bottom line is that Therapeutic Grade A anti-microbial and anti-bacterial oils are the only proven substances to withstand and destroy any known pathogen. And these oils cannot be patented or compromised, because there are no two oils alike; consequently, the bacterium cannot morph itself to avoid the proven power of the oils.
Many essential oils have also been shown to be immune-stimulating, keeping the bodies defense system strong.