Aromatherapy author, Maggie Tisserand, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to research the use of essential oils against Borrelia bacteria, the cause of Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a growing epidemic with many hundreds of thousands of sufferers in the United States and millions worldwide. It is an emerging disease in the UK, where I live , and this campaign is to raise money for research. If sufficient funds are raised I will be able to commission microbiology research in a UK university, but if not I will pay a private microbiology lab to conduct tests, pitting essential oils against Borrelia bacteria – the bacterial spirochaete that causes Lyme disease. When results are in I will get that information into the public domain. And, I will start a Lyme awareness campaign in schools.
Maggie has been involved with essential oils since the mid-1970s and is the author/co-author of five books on aromatherapy. In 1989, she was the first speaker in Japan to talk on the subject of aromatherapy.
Contribute to this campaign at: www.indiegogo.com/projects/lyme-disease-research#/
Read more about Maggie’s work at: www.maggietisserand.com
Maggie has also been featured in FHT’s membership journal, International Therapist. Read ‘Aromatherapy: thyme oil blend’, where Maggie talks about the development of a unique blend of thyme oils, called Benchmark Thyme, and its potential health benefits. (First published in International Therapist, Issue 96, April 2011.)