antifungal

February 2, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Research on the Cinnamaldehyde Constituent

Pictured: Cinnamon, Whose Key Chemical Constituent is Cinnamaldehyde By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Cinnamaldehyde is powerfully aromatic, and the dominant constituent found in the bark and leaves of cassia as well as the bark of cinnamon.  It is a potent aldehyde; excessive amounts can cause skin […]
April 3, 2018
anti-fungal

Anti-fungal

Certain herbs are known for their anti-fungal actions.  Most research studies have been in vitro; more human studies are necessary. Recipes to Help with Fungal Infections Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
April 12, 2018

Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Recipe

This Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Recipe may help with chapped feet and fungal issues. Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Ingredients 30 drops Manuka essential oil 30 drops Tea Tree essential oil 30 Drops Lemon essential oil 12 Tbsp sweet almond oil 6 Tbsp cocoa butter […]
May 14, 2018
anti-fungal

Garlic (Allium sativum) Research

Latin Name: Allium sativum Family: Alliaceae Garlic is a stinky herb revered in cooking and also used as an antifungal, insecticidal, and immunity boosting herb.  While research has shown it is good for your blood, potentially reducing fat and sugar levels, there is no scientific evidence to prove it can […]
May 23, 2018

Peppermint as an Antimicrobial

Peppermint has shown antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.   By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT In hundreds of scientific studies, peppermint has shown effective activity against a variety of pathogenic microbes.  Peppermint is a great essential oil to use in household […]
May 25, 2018

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Research

Melaleuca alternifolia Family: Myrtaceae Tea Tree oil has long been used as a topical remedy for issues such as athlete’s foot, dandruff, cuts, acne, and insect bites. It may also be helpful against lice, more research is warranted.  Studies have shown it to be active against other insects and microbes […]