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.
4 years of Staph infection misery
I think we all should aspire to get the very best health care we can. We owe it to ourselves. And, who else is going to stand up for our health if it isn’t us? I feel this is especially important when you are dealing with MRSA Superbug infections, Staph infections, or any other serious health issue.
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.
Almost daily I hear a story from someone who’s stopped their Staph or MRSA infection using a natural treatment approach. I love hearing these stories. However, if you’re looking for a cure for MRSA or Staph, you need to keep these two factors in mind: treatment techniques vs. principles of optimal health. For your best long-term success, be sure your treatment includes both.
Kylee, and her first baby
I heard from a new mother from Wisconsin named Kylee who shared her MRSA experience with me.
Her story begins with the birth of her first baby. She went to the hospital for delivery, in what should have been a joyous event. Instead, while at the hospital, she caught MRSA through her IV line. Kylee was sent to the emergency room a week later and very nearly died.
MRSA, miracle drugs and mighty mutations
When they were first discovered and used for treating infections in the 1940’s, antibiotic drugs were hailed as “miracle drugs”. And they were! They saved countless lives, and thank goodness we had them. Because antibiotics worked so well, doctors began prescribing them heavily instead of the natural treatment methods that were more common at the time.
Within the first couple years, bacteria mutated and began to learn how to resist these drugs. They started “fighting back” and became immune to the very drugs created to kill them. Thus the problem of antibiotic resistance was borne.