The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model.

@article{EdwardsJones2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of essential oils on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using a dressing model.},
  author={Valerie Edwards-Jones and Reiner Buck and Susan G. Shawcross and Megan Dawson and K Dunn},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={772-7}
}
Patchouli, tea tree, geranium, lavender essential oils and Citricidal (grapefruit seed extract) were used singly and in combination to assess their anti-bacterial activity against three strains of Staphylococcus aureus: Oxford S. aureus NCTC 6571 (Oxford strain), Epidemic methicillin-resistant S. aureus (EMRSA 15) and MRSA (untypable). The individual essential oils, extracts and combinations were impregnated into filter paper discs and placed on the surface of agar plates, pre-seeded with the… CONTINUE READING

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