Essential oils have high activity against Borrelia stationary phase and biofilm

Study shows promising results when using essential oils against Borrelia Burgdorferi

A new study published in Frontiers in Medicine shows that certain essential oils such as oregano, cinnamon bark, and clove bud, have excellent activity against Borrelia persisters – even higher activity than the persister drug Daptomycin.

A particularly interesting observation was that these highly active essential oils had remarkable biofilm-dissolving capability and completely eradicated all stationary phase cells with no regrowth in vitro.

The study was amongst others carried out by Ying Zhang (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) and Judith Miklossy (MD, PhD, DSc, Prevention Alzheimer International Foundation) that both have presented at the NorVect Conferences in 2014 and 2015. (see PDF below or direct link to study here)