Sepp Hasslberger: Essential Natural Oils Better than Anti-Biotics?

01 Agriculture, 07 Health, Earth Intelligence, Ethics
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Are essential oils just as good and less damaging than antibiotics used widely in animals? Maybe here is a solution…

Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics

Researchers have directly compared the effects of commonly used antibiotics with those of various essential oils. One such study, from the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, found that rosemary and oregano oils resulted in the same amount of growth in chickens as the antibiotic avilamycin, and that the oils killed bacteria, too. Additional findings have shown that essential oils help reduce salmonella in chickens, and another study found that a blend of several oils can limit the spread of salmonella among animals.