Eucalyptus Oil Inhibits Spread of TB
Dec 29, 2014 05:29PM
The scientists used an array of analytical laboratory tests to measure the airborne spread of TB from contagious patients. They also identified 32 active airborne compounds within the essential oil of eucalyptus and studied the impact of the interaction of multiple components in artificial mixtures.
The researchers undertook the study because “the rapid emergence of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has created a pressing public health problem… and represents a new constraint in the already challenging disease management of TB.”