Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for MRSA April 03 2014
MRSA is a monster bacteria created by the medical use of man-made antibiotics and antibacterial agents used mainly in hospitals. MRSA is an acronym for “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” While Staphylococcus aureus is a common and relatively harmless inhabitant in the nasal passages of up to 30% of humans, the MRSA form of staphylococcus is resistant to all antibiotics, is incredibly difficult to treat, and can often be fatal. MRSA gets into the system through a simple cut or wound, and once acquired, rages throughout the body without many treatment options.
Hospitals are where this germ originated and is still where it is principally found, though in recent years, it has also been transmitted and contracted more frequently outside of hospitals. Essential oils, such as Peppermint Oil, are among the most versatile and effective antimicrobial agents known. Not only do essential oils have powerful antibacterial properties without side effects, they are also incapable of producing resistant strains of bacteria as synthetic pharmaceuticals do.
How to use Peppermint Oil to supplement treatment a MRSA infection:
Place 3-5 drops in 8oz of water. Drink once in the morning and repeat again 2-3 times throughout the day.
Place a few drops in about a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as olive, coconut or jojoba oils) and rub generously onto feet and affected area. Cover with socks and wear for a few hours or overnight.
Make a body wash by adding 20-30 drops of peppermint oil per tablespoon of mild unscented soap (such as castile soap). Generously apply all over the body and let sit for 20-30 minutes (or more) before rinsing. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
Take ½ teaspoon of undiluted peppermint oil and gently rub on the skin along the spine. Repeat 1-2 times daily to stimulate and strengthen the immune system.
Place 5-10 drops in a vapor diffuser and allow the scent to penetrate the environment.
Place 5 drops of peppermint essential oil into 8oz of Peppermint Tea. This infusion doubles the concentration and also enhances the flavor.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.