A touchy subject
Using essential oils internally is a controversial subject, and for good reason. High quality essential oils have many amazing benefits and uses. Several essential oils have strong anti-bacterial properties that can be helpful with infections. My life has changed for the better because of these amazing plant essences. Most essential oil uses are used for skin application (like Tea Tree oil for MRSA), air diffusion or for massage. Some oils (like Oregano for MRSA), have a history of being used internally, especially for infections.
While there are many alternatives to antibiotics for MRSA treatment, few are as safe, effective and easy to use as herbal blends. But you won’t find blends like this in the spice bottles on the shelves of your grocery store. These are medicinal grade botanical extracts grown and blended under stringent quality standards for specific support with infections.
Are Herbal Remedies Safe?
Herbal remedies for MRSA and Staph have a long history of use, many dating back thousands of years.
Most of the common herbs used for MRSA treatment support have a long history of safe use in humans. These so-called “alternative” and MRSA natural remedies are actually some of the oldest remedies on earth, some of which have been used for thousands of years. By comparison, antibiotic drugs have only been around for several decades and are arguably untried and unproven from a long-term perspective.
For example, garlic has been used for infections for at least 5,000 years and has been the subject of over 2,000 studies. Olive Leaf was used in ancient Egypt for preservation and in the 1800’s it was used with success against malaria. Tea tree oil, oregano oil and other botanical products have been used against infections for thousands of years and continue to be prescribed by medical doctors in France to this day.
One of the best things about herbal remedies is fewer side effects. While herbal remedies can be powerful and fast acting, they are also well balanced and evolutionarily “keyed” to the human body. In contrast, antibiotics have a long list of often serious side effects that can be more challenging to deal with than the infection itself.
One of the cruelest things about MRSA is it leaves your body more vulnerable to other types of infections later. These so-called secondary infections can be bacterial like C. difficile (or “C. diff”). But yeast, candida and fungal infections are also common after struggling with Staph or MRSA.
Yeast and fungal infections can be mild to severe and may appear as: toe nail fungus, thrush in the mouth, some skin infections, vaginitis and systemic or internal infections.
Nose Staph infections
Staph and MRSA bacteria like warm, moist environments and commonly live in the nose
A favorite place for Staph and MRSA bacteria to live and grow is in your nose. Bacteria like Staph love moist and warm places like the nose, upper respiratory system, groin and arm pits. Staph can live in your nose and not cause a nose infection, however many people get sores and infections in their nose.
For kids, the nose can get a lot of “finger traffic” which can spread Staph bacteria around to other surfaces they touch. Because Staph aureus (the bacteria responsible for MRSA) live in the nose of about 30% of all people, it’s why Staph nose infections are one of the most common types of Staph infections.
There are over 300 species of tea tree.
Tea tree oil has been getting some attention lately as a natural remedy for relief of MRSA and Staph, and for good reason. Tea tree oil is one of the strongest antibacterial essential oils, yet it is very mild and safe and can be used in a variety of ways. Of the studies performed on Tea Tree against Staph and MRSA, it has been shown to be effective at removing these bacteria from the skin.
Oregano oil is powerful against both Staph and MRSA infections.
Essential oils are one of the most versatile natural medicines that I’ve had the pleasure of using for the last 10 years or so. These natural plant essences are chemically complex and can be quite potent when it comes to killing bacteria. Of the hundreds of different essential oils, oregano oil is well documented and best known for controlling bacterial infections. It’s been used as a natural MRSA and Staph treatment. In fact, I consider oregano to be one of the “big gun” essential oils for controlling infections like Staph and MRSA, and I consider it a potent natural remedy.