Essential Oils and Food-Borne Bacteria

Stafford, Lindsay
November 2010
HerbalGram;Nov2010-Jan2011, Issue 88, p42
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of essential oils in agriculture as an alternative to antibiotic use in food production. Topics include an overview of antibiotic use in agriculture, ways in which drug-resistant bacterial strains can be transferred to humans from animals, and several research studies showing the efficacy of essential oils in fighting bacteria, such as the essential oils in orange (Citrus sinensis) peel and pulp, which is effective at killing Salmonella in sheep.


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