The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections.

@article{Warnke2009TheBA,
  title={The battle against multi-resistant strains: Renaissance of antimicrobial essential oils as a promising force to fight hospital-acquired infections.},
  author={P. H. Warnke and Stephan Thomas Becker and Rainer Podschun and Sureshan Sivananthan and I. N. Springer and Paul Anthony John Russo and J. Wiltfang and Helmut Fickenscher and Eugene Sherry},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={392-7}
}
Hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be major health concerns worldwide. Particularly problematic is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its ability to cause severe soft tissue, bone or implant infections. First used by the Australian Aborigines, Tea tree oil and Eucalyptus oil (and several other essential oils) have each demonstrated promising efficacy against several bacteria and have been used clinically against multi-resistant strains… CONTINUE READING
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