Ground-breaking research from high school student (and Immortalitea)
It’s no secret I’m a science geek. Over the years Immortalitea has participated in several formal research projects with organizations like the University of Maryland’s Food Sciences Center and The University of Louisiana’s School of Kinesiology.
This week I’m proud to share with you our latest research results, regarding the antibacterial properties of White Mulberry Leaf. The researcher extracted essential oil from white mulberry leaf tea samples provided by Immortalitea.
She then tested the antibacterial effects of the essential oil on the bacteria Clostridium Sordellii.
Clostridium Sordellii (CS) is of interest because, although infections are rare, they are nearly 100% fatal and it is estimated that as many as 10% of healthy women carry the dormant bacteria vaginally. CS infections usually occur in association with an underlying condition including post partum, medically induced abortions, injection drug use or trauma.
In this study the researcher compared the effects of White Mulberry essential oils to the effects of antibiotics currently recommended by the CDC for treatment of CS infections including Erythromycin, Tetracycline and Chloramphenicol.
The results showed that White Mulberry Leaf not only kills the bacteria but in side-by-side testing with bacteria cultures, created an equal or larger exclusion zone than any of the pharmacological antibacterials tested.
That’s pretty amazing, right?
What’s even more amazing is this original research was done by Montreal high school student, Racha Lahlali!
I thank Racha for including us in her study. Remember that name, I predict big things from her in the future.