Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill ‘persister’ Lyme disease bacteria

“We found that these essential oils were even better at killing the ‘persister’ forms of Lyme bacteria than standard Lyme antibiotics,” says study senior author Ying Zhang, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School.

Jie Feng, Wanliang Shi, Judith Miklossy, Genevieve Tauxe, Conor McMeniman, Ying Zhang. Identification of Essential Oils with Strong Activity against Stationary Phase Borrelia burgdorferi. Antibiotics, 2018; 7 (4): 89 DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics7040089