Herbal Strategies for MRSA

MRSA is a staph infection that antibiotics have a hard time killing. At first, the acronym stood for “methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” – methicillin being an antibiotic which came to prominence in the 60’s, when staph bacteria developed resistance to penicillin. Nowadays, it’s more accurate to let it signify “multi-drug resistant S. aureus”, as the species has become resistant to several other antibiotics well. This phenomenon of antibiotic-resistant pathogens – for the issue now includes not only bacteria like staph, but fungi and viruses too – is a dire situation for pharmaceutical medicines: current antibiotics are failing, and no promising new antibiotics are in the development pipeline. Fortunately, strong evidence and clinical experience show that herbs offer a healthy alternative.

Plantago major - whole plant by NY State IPM Program at Cornell University

The common ground herb plantain contains a useful compound called baicalin, which is known to enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics (and antimicrobial herbs) by disrupting bacterial biofilms.

Learn how to prepare herbal preparations strong enough to defeat MRSA and other resistant skin infections, and formulations elegant enough to outwit their defenses. Many of the plants we’ll discuss are common grocery store herbs, grow wild right here in the city, or can be easily cultivated in our bioregion. Don’t wait for the drugs to fail – learn this critical information now!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form, emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com, or calling 617-750-5274.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!

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