I was very excited to get my copy of Maggie Tisserand's new book, Aromatherapy vs MRSA, in the mail last week!
For those of you who are aware of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and its host of complications, this book will be a welcome addition to your aromatherapy library. The book will be available by the end of July. You can order it through Amazon.
In the first section of her book, Maggie goes over MRSA in detail, with personal stories and a larger world view of the problem. Part two of the book covers Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Maunka (Leptospermum scoparium), various Thyme species and chemotypes and some historical essential oil research. Part three has some wonderful information on wound care and protecting yourself against MRSA while in the hospital.
Maggie worked with farmers and distillers to create an oil that could protect against MRSA. She calls it Benchmark Thyme. Benchmark Thyme is a unique blend of ethically grown (chemical and pesticide free) Thyme cultivars, carefully chosen to provide the most effective composition of antibacterial aroma-chemicals, while being gentle on the skin.
In Aromatherapy vs MRSA, Maggie offers the reader many excellent resources and research references. Her website has information on Benchmark Thyme, the research, and where to buy the oil. (Karen is one of her distributors at Aromatics International).