Most of the essential oils used in “aromatherapy” comprises of a number of medicinal properties. These curative properties include antidepressant, antiviral, antimicrobial, carminative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory etc. Now, there are quite a few essential oils when used that help in suppressing the growth of bacteria, and thereby serves as an “antibacterial”. So here is presenting “4” of the best “antibacterial” essential oils.
a. Cinnamon Oil:
Research conducted shows that when “Cinnamon Oil” is used it is highly effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, and serves as an antibacterial. According to the “Journal of Contemporary Dental Practices” this oil is highly effective in inhibiting the growth of a bacteria known as “planktonic E facelis” when used during a dental procedure known as “Root canal”. Furthermore, this oil is supposed to have suppressed the growth of the bacteria in approximately 14 days. In addition, the Journal also showed evidence of essential oil extracted from the “Cinnamomum zeylancium” species effectively by inhibiting the growth of bacteria such as E facelis.
b. Thyme Oil:
Extracted from the “leaves and flowers” of the herb called “Thyme”, this oil is said to possess a powerful antibacterial property. According to a study conducted by the “University of Tennessee’s Department of Food Science and Technology” evidence were found suggesting that thyme oil when used in food products such as milk can effectively inhibit bacterial growth, and serve as an “antibacterial” preservative aid. Apparently, the results of the study mentioned above were officially published in the “International Journal of Food”.
c. Oregano Oil:
Studies conducted suggest that “Oregano Oil” obtained from a plant belonging to the “Oreganaum vulgare” species possesses an extremely powerful “antibacterial” property capable of fighting a few drug resistant bacterial strains. In addition, the studies conducted also suggested that the oil when used individually as well as when combined with others causes reduction of cell density due to presence of “antibacterial” activity. In other words, the studies also indicates that this oil when used can perfectly serve as an “antibacterial”.
d. Tea Tree Oil:
Obtained from the seed of the “Tree plant” this oil is said to possess a powerful “antibacterial” property. According to a research conducted in India this oil when combined with “eucalyptus oil” is capable of inhibiting infections caused by bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus. Furthermore, the study/research mentioned above also suggests that the oil when used elicits an immediate response, which is then followed by a slow effect that basically spreads over a 24-hour period.
So in conclusion, it would be safe to say that the four essential oils mentioned above when used in “aromatherapy” serves best as an “antibacterial”.