This Oil Does What?
So what’s the main culprit behind hospital infections?
Bacteria from medical devices.
Current disinfectants clearly aren’t doing their job—and you’re the one paying the price. And for lots of people, it’s the ultimate price.
But the solution has been sitting under our noses all along—and as usual, it’s found in nature itself.
It’s an essential oil called tea tree oil (also known as melaleuca).
This type of plant-based product is known as a plant secondary metabolite (PSM).
Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to convert the oil itself into a solid state that can be used to coat medical devices.
The antiseptic effects of tea tree oil are well-documented, which is why it has earned a name for itself as one of the best antibacterial essential oils.
Seventy years of research has proven its ability to kill numerous strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Studies show that it can stop the growth of specific bacteria that are known to cause serious infections like strep throat, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, sinus infections, bloodstream infections, and more.
Individuals have been using tea tree oil as a home remedy for ages. I’m glad the medical community is finally ready to take advantage of its benefits.
The bottom line is that something as simple as applying natural tea tree oil to medical devices could prevent millions of infections—and save thousands of lives—every year.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
What an awesome article and good to know.