Could Lavender Be the Solution to Drug-Resistant Infections?
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Could Lavender Be the Solution to Drug-Resistant Infections?

Could Lavender Be the Solution to Drug-Resistant Infections?

by Elizabeth Renter

April 17th, 2013


 

lavenderflower1 263x164 Could Lavender Be the Solution to Drug Resistant Infections?Often in life, our biggest problems are those we brought upon ourselves; the same could be said for medical problems. Many of our modern diseases and ailments are completely preventable and only present because we have somehow deprived our bodies of the ability to heal themselves. In that same vein, one of the biggest concerns of the health world is an infection that cannot be stopped, an issue largely due to the overuse of antibiotics. But there are many potential solutions for this issue – lavender is one of those solutions.

Using Lavender for Drug-Resistant Infections

For the medical community, drug-resistant infections like MRSA pose serious challenges. These infections have evolved overtime to be virtually indestructible in the face of modern medicine. They look at modern antibiotics and laugh. So, when faced with these infections, doctors increase the dose, combine different drugs and basically throw everything in their arsenal at the infected person to try and get the problem under control.

What herbalists and naturopaths have known for some time (and emerging research is coming to terms with) is that there are several natural remedies that could provide the ability to kill these infections. That’s where lavender comes in.

Lavender, grown around the world for its pretty purple flowers and unmistakable smell, is known to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antispasmodic properties, just to name a few. And a recent study shows that lavender essential oil could be the solution to infections like MRSA.

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