Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity
|Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity||Darrell Miller||01/10/19|
January 10, 2019 08:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Peppermint essential oil exhibits powerful antifungal activity
Researchers in India had a problem: fungi in grains that are stored in bulk where making people sick. grains once coated with industrial chemicals to prevent this dangerous fungi from forming prevented the food borne illness, but posed a separate threat to human and animal health in their own right. They decided to try peppermint oil, which possesses anti microbial, anti fungus, and anti oxidative properties to coat the grains for storage as a natural and healthy alternative and have had stellar results in not only repelling the fungi, but vermin as well.
- The fungi, Fusarium Sporotrichoides, causes the blight that ravages important cereal crops in storage like barley, maize, oats, rice, and wheat.
- When these blight attacks cereals, they cause the cereals to produce a metabolic product that is toxic to animals and humans.
- Although synthetic chemicals are used to protect these cereals from contamination by the blight, it has been shown that these chemicals are just as toxic to humans.
"Indian researchers believe the essential oil of the plant can serve as a natural fungicide for Fusarium head blight."
Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-02-peppermint-essential-oil-powerful-antifungal.html