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Title:
Aromatherapy vs MRSA : antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug
Author:
Tisserand, Maggie, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London ; Philadelphia : Singing Dragon, 2015.
Physical Description:
190 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: Aromatheray vs MRSA : antimicrobial essential oils to combat the superbug. Upper Gravenhurst : Clarity, 2011.

Part I. 1. MRSA "world view". 2. MRSA human stories. 3. MRSA in animals. 4. Evolution of MRSA. 5. Microbiology explained. Part II. 6. Tea tree. 7. Manuka. 8. Thyme. 9. Further research with essential oils. 10. Other ways to combat MRSA. Part III. Appendices. 1. Facts & figures. 2. Reasons for antibiotic resistance. 3. Risk factors. 4. Before going into hospital. 5. Essential oils. 6. Wound care. 7. Extra reading. 8. International agencies. Resources. Products. Resources Services and support. Glossary. References. About the author.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781848192379
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Addressing the challenge of serious infection, especially MRSA, in hospitals, in the community, and in animals, Maggie Tisserand focuses on the scientifically proven effects of antibacterial essential oils, and their usefulness in managing infection, including the 'superbug'. She profiles the key essential oils - tea tree, manuka and thyme - covering everything from habitat, chemistry and commercial uses to the latest scientific research that proves their effectiveness against bacterial infection, and how they should be used. She also includes information about other methods that have been shown to help with the management of acute infection, including allicin from garlic, silver, manuka honey and phage therapy.

Breaking new ground in the field of essential oils, this scientifically based but accessible book will be essential reading for aromatherapists, health professionals and everyone interested in effective ways in which to combat infection and stay healthy. With the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the danger of bacteria staying alive on surfaces and clothing, it is in the interests of every therapist and practitioner to be aware of these threats and instigate preventative measures.


Author Notes

Maggie Tisserand began investigating the effectiveness of using essential oils to combat multi-drug-resistant infections after using them to overcome serious chest infections picked up during her travels. This led to her working with the MRSA support group and running a decolonising programme. Maggie was inspired by the results and continued her research in collaboration with university microbiologists. Maggie lives in Dorset, South England, and has three children and three grandchildren.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Part 1 MRSAp. 19
1 MRSA - World Viewp. 20
2 MRSA - Human Storiesp. 32
3 MRSA in Animalsp. 41
4 The Evolution of MRSAp. 51
Dr Jonathan L. Caplin, BSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Brighton, UK
5 Microbiology Explainedp. 59
Professor Valerie Edwards-Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Part 2 Antimicrobial Essential Oilsp. 67
6 Tea Treep. 68
7 Manukap. 78
8 Thymep. 91
9 Further Research with Essential Oilsp. 103
10 Other Ways to Combat MRSAp. 113
Part 3 Appendicesp. 121
Appendix I Facts and Figuresp. 122
Appendix II Reasons for Antibiotic Resistancep. 126
Appendix III Risk Factorsp. 128
Appendix IV Before Going into Hospitalp. 133
Appendix V Essential Oilsp. 142
Appendix VI Wound Carep. 149
Appendix VII Extra Readingp. 155
Appendix VIII International Agenciesp. 157
Resources: Productsp. 162
Resources: Services and Supportp. 167
Glossaryp. 170
Referencesp. 176
About the Authorp. 189

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