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Herbsprout is a webblog and podcast dedicated to sharing the health benefits of herbs, food, innovations, and our gut microbiome. Herbsprout seeks to bridge the vast chasm dividing the mainstream medical community, alternative medicine, and Asian medicine, especially of China (TCM), India (Ayurveda), and Japan (eJim & Kampo).

Antiviral effects of Palmarosa

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Antiviral effects of Palmarosa
According to NIH research, Palmarosa has among the most potent antibacterial, anti-viral properties of the essential oils. It has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti septic qualities, and as an oil that is good for inflammation and hydration of the skin it is recommended for wound care (to keep sepsis from setting in) and it is used to treat both psoriasis and acne. Additionally, the oil has been tested for its effect upon maladies of the central nervous system—a problem for which it has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times. The amazing thing about the oil is that it is gentle enough to use on animals and is suggested for dogs and horses — fungal infections of the skin and dermatitis.

The neuroprotective effect of essential oil Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii (EOCM)) is against global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Palmarosa, is traditionally prescribed for central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as neuralgia, epileptic fits and anorexia. Although the plant possesses diverse pharmacological actions.

This blog post was contributed by Cindy Postma. Additional reading on the subject is available here, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874112002322 ; https://www.earthtokathy.com/palmarosa-cymbopogon-martinii-research/ .

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