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Action of lavender oils on Stapholococcus Aureus

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  J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Mar;15(3):275-9. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0268. The antimicrobial activity of high-necrodane and other lavender oils on methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA). Roller S, Ernest N, Buckle J. Source Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Brentford, UK. sibel.roller@tvu.ac.uk Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of several lavender oils, used singly and in combination, on methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA). METHODS: Four chemically characterized essential oils from Lavandula angustifolia, L. latifolia, L. stoechas, and a necrodane-rich L. luisieri were assessed for their antibacterial...

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