Eucalyptus

Aussie Antibacterial

News Note

Australian scientists have discovered a natural remedy — a combination of eucalyptus and tea tree oil — for the clean-up of 90 percent of hospital-acquired staph infections (known as staph infections), and has proven effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal infections where antibiotics have failed. In fact, of the 25 cases that were treated (some wounds involving exposed bone, a joint and soft-tissue) 22 were treated with the new antibacterial alone. Most surprising was the product’s tuberculocidal activity.

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Aromatherapy Promotes Healthy Living

Aromatherapy in its simplest form — enjoying the fresh smell of a just-peeled orange, picking rosemary from the garden, steeping mint leaves for tea.

What’s old can become new again. Take aromatherapy. Aromatics have been used for more than 10,000 years, while the use of aromatherapy and essential oils dates back at least five centuries. Today, a renaissance is occurring in homes, spas and treatment rooms, as health advocates breathe new life into this tried and true practice.