volume 41, issue 4, P321-326 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.10.012
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Patrick H. Warnke, Alexander J.S. Lott, Eugene Sherry, Joerg Wiltfang, Rainer Podschun

Abstract: The fight against hospital-acquired infections involving antibiotic-resistant microorganisms has become of critical concern to surgeons worldwide. In addition to the development of new effective antibiotic chemotherapy, exploration of 'forgotten' topical antibacterial agents from the pre-antibiotic era has recently gained new attention. We report the promising efficacy of plant-derived antiseptic oils used in traditional aboriginal and south-east Asian treatments such as Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil…

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