The aim of this investigation was to find out which antiseptics were most effective at preventing the growth of bacteria.
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Bacteriocin, a substance produced by microorganisms, plays a defensive role in prohibiting invasion of strains or species. Thus, it could serve the purpose of a being a sanitizer since it has high anti-microbial activity. This substance,
Essential Oils have been used for centuries for holistic healing to promote well being, spirituality and health. The three common ways to use oils are, ingesting, applying to skin and diffusing. When ingesting or applying oils to the skin you should dilute the oils first with a carrier oil. Some of these carrier oils are coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil. After you have diluted the oil you can then ingest and apply to the skin. There are many different benefits to using essential oils such as skin care, hair care, sickness, sleep issues, and stress issues. There are over ninety different oils and they each have different issues that they treat. When using oils you have to understand that it takes time to find the right
My results from the lab showed that some household products which are commonly thought of as having antibacterial properties actually showed no signs of being effective against bacteria, while some showed very promising results. The following are the lab results for products tested on their effectiveness on yeast and the bacteria Serratia Marcescens. Even though there was separate testing for yeast and the bacteria, results were the same.
Plant extracts known as essential oils have been utilized for centuries by many cultures for therapeutic and medicinal purposes. Essential oils are extracted primarily through steam distillation or mechanical presses. The oils are then used through skin absorption, inhalation, or ingestion. The inhalation of essential oils is termed aromatherapy. Either a single essential oil or a combination of essential oils are inhaled through an inhaler, oils placed on an absorbent material, or in an essential oil diffuser. When inhaled, the olfactory system is triggered. The olfactory bulb sends messages to the limbic system which initiates a systemic physiologic response to the inhaled oil. When essential oils are inhaled, the respiratory system
An analysis of the systemic cycle reveals the many prospective interactions an essential oil chemical constituent can have with the cells in the body. Since essential oil constituents display different actions on the body and a single essential oil can have hundreds of constituents, it is impossible to give a single mechanism to explain the therapeutic effect of all essential oils. Instead, an overview of the systemic cycle can describe the general cycle of essential oils constituents in the body (Modern Essentials 16) Essential oils with drugs are extra, and that is why anyone who is interested in essential oils should talk to an experienced worker about oils and medications combined. There could be many side effects if decided to use essential oils along with medications (Modern Essentials
In the future, any further investigations into the effect of antimicrobial substances may wish to investigate the effect of different leading brands of antiseptic solutions that contain the active ingredient Chloroxylenol, and how they affect the growth of bacteria as well as, whether different ingredients, cause the solution to be more or less effective in inhibiting bacterial growth. This will allow consumers and medical professionals to determine which brand or type of antiseptic solution is the most effective in protecting against pathogens such as
Effective treatment of infections depends on selecting the source, site, complete medical history, also, conduct a physical assessment to identify the signs and symptoms consistent with the current infection. Other factors include patient’s age, weight, present health condition and the severity of the infection should be put into consideration (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to describe the categories of antimicrobial agents, also, description of the differences between viral and bacterial infections will be reviewed. In addition, explain why proper identification of viral and bacterial infections is the key to selecting the proper antimicrobial agent.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a minimum of 2 million people become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and an estimated minimum of 23, 000 people die each year as a direct result of those infections . As an increasing number of infectious diseases are becoming resistant to numerous allopathic medicines , for example meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureusis or MRSA, more research is being conducted into alternative treatments derived from naturally occurring substances. Having heard about the
There are numerous conditions that utilize aromatherapy treatments since it is widely applicable with patient’s psychological and physical healing. It has been noted that “the effects of aroma and touch can occur rapidly, and be either relaxing or stimulating depending on one 's previous experience as well as the chemistry of the essential oils used” (Buckle, 1999, p. 42). Aromatherapy has been used in many treatment processes ranging from pain reduction to corrective curing of disease, and reduction of common discomforts such as headaches. Because essential oils are
The methodology involved using the plant’s flower bud by washing it in sterile water, dried, and crushed into a powder. Eventually it was converted into an ethanol and methanol extract and observed for any effects on MRSA strains (Yadav et al., 2011). The results showed that both extracts had inhibitory effects on various MRSA strains and could have the potential for use as an antibacterial agent for multidrug resistant strains (Yadav et al., 2011). In some ways the study suggests that cloves can play a role in treating bacterial infections, but it is possible that converting it into an ethanol or methanol extract might have improved its effectiveness on MRSA strains. Using clove capsules to cleanse the body of microorganisms may or may not be as effective since the concentration of cloves per dose is different from the effectiveness of an ethanol or methanol extract used as an antibacterial
* The essential oil of chamomile has considerable bacteriostatic properties due to the amount of azulene contained in it. Azulene is effective at a dilution of 1:2000 against the Staphylococcus and thehemolyticbeta streptococcus (causes scarlet fever and rheumatic fever).
Essential oils are often lipophilic so they are able to destabilize the bacteria's plasma membrane (Raut & Karuppayil, 2014, p. 252)
Herbal medicines are great alternative for commercially manufactured medicines available in the market. The major reason why herbal medicine differ from modern medicine is because they are produced with 100% natural content. Therefore the plant extract has all the medicinal values that are as effective as modern medicine. Commercially prepared drugs show results quickly but have numerous side effects. However herbal medicines don’t show any side