Lavender Oil Kills Off Fungal Infections

A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology shows that Lavender Oil could be used to combat antifungal-resistant infections.

Portuguese scientists have tested oil distilled from the Lavandula viridis L'Hér shrub against a range of pathogenic fungi. They discovered that it killed a number of skin-pathogenic strains, known as dermatophytes, as well as various species of Candida.

They found that these oils work by destroying fungal cells by damaging the cell membrane. Lead researcher Professor Salgueiro  said,

"Lavandula oil shows wide-spectrum antifungal activity and is highly potent. This is a good starting point for developing this oil for clinical use to manage fungal infections. What is now required is clinical trials to evaluate how our in vitro work translates in vivo.”

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Lavender Oil Kills Off Fungal Infections