I’m a Catholic wife and mother who enjoys telling people about the natural remedies God has given us.
For thousands of years, herbs were used to heal. Then, the 20th century dawned. Antibiotics began to replace these time-tested infection fighters.
Right now, though, it seems as if there’s a great shift taking place. A growing number of people are becoming more interested in plant-based medicines. There is no doubt that drugs have their place, and that they’ve saved many lives.
However, it’s also becoming apparent that these laboratory creations have their limits. A good case in point is the rise of drug-resistant bacteria. Each year, in the United States alone, at least 23,000 die from infections that no longer respond to modern medicine.
Several years ago, I was fascinated by a story I read online. Another Catholic blogger wrote about a blend of essential oils that purportedly could kill germs. In fact, this special recipe was so powerful that it allowed a group of Medieval thieves to steal from the sick and dying during the 13th-Century Black Death.
Because of this remedy, the men didn’t get sick. But they did get caught. Once apprehended, they were forced to divulge their secret recipe.
These men have been dead for hundreds of years. But it’s widely believed their special formula survived. It’s now being bottled and sold by a number of essential oil companies. There are numerous variations on this recipe, if it did, in fact exist.
But whether this story is true doesn’t really matter. That’s because modern scientists are learning that essential oils contain powerful compounds that kill germs. Unlike antibiotics, these plant-based extracts don’t seem to spawn super bugs.
There’s been a lot of talk about germ-busting essential oils. On this site, I want to discuss the various options available, including oils that aren’t sold through MLM networks.
These amazing oils have so many additional uses, in addition to their germ-killing potential, that I think they should be in every home.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.