Essential Oils: What does the science say?

This is an informative article that doesn’t pull any punches when talking about essential oils.  Like it or not, aromatherapy and the use of essential oils is still in the realm of alternative medicine.  And even though many people experience and report on their benefits, there remains a limited scientific evidence to support the claims.  But that may be changing as more and more essential oils, along with cannabis, are being studied for their health benefits. Essential Oils Generally safe to use When used as directed, pure plant essences are…

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Essential Oils May Reduce Antibiotic Use in Chicken

  Overuse of antibiotics becoming a problem Essential oils may be a way to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to chicken.  Antibotics have been shown to boost growth and gut health when given with feed.  But fear of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has everyone looking to reduce their use.  This is where essential oils come in.  They have been shown to also improve growth and gut health. Global animal nutrition business, Cargill, performed studies on a variety of different feed additives, including essential oils, probiotics, yeast derivatives and medium chain fatty acids…

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