Essential Oils Could Be The New Antibiotics

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    • Essential Oils Could Be The New Antibiotics

      I was reading this, this morning and thought it was interesting. I am trying to research organic preventative ways to raise my chickens:

      Essential Oils Could Be The New Antibiotics

      Essential oils often evoke thoughts of scented candles and day spas, but their benefits beyond relaxation are less well-known.

      Essential oils are ultimately just plant extracts — and those are used in countless cleaning and personal-careproducts, and are the main ingredient in some pest-control products and some over-the-counter medications, like Vick’s VapoRub and some lice sprays.

      They’re used in the food industry because of their preservative potency against food-borne pathogens — thanks to their antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

      Various oils have also been shown to effectively treat a wide range of common health issues such as nausea and migraines, and a rapidly growing body of research is finding that they are powerful enough to kill human cancer cells of the breast, colon, mouth, skin, and more.

      Read more: Essential Oils May Be The New Antibiotic - Business Insider
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