Day 21: Fungus vs Essential Oils – Very Strong Antifungal Activity of One Essential Oil

The featured photo says it all – there is an essential oil which can protect the oats in orange juice from mold for at least 21 days. This post is a follow up post of the test I performed some time ago and shared the results in my previous blog post. So if you want to know the details, please read the above mentioned blog post first. Photos of Test Results The two essential oils used in this test were the...

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Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermented Milk – A Very Effective Antifungal?

The milk fermented with Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria is not a kefir. Kefir is produced also by fermentation but using the different species of bacteria. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a popular specie of probiotic bacteria used in almost every bacterial probiotics you can buy in a health food store. Moreover it is used to produce many different fermented foods including the plain yogurt and fermented milk which are very popular foods in many countries in the world. Test details The two Petri dishes were filled with 4 ml of Lactobacillus acidophilus fermented...

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Orange Juice with Oats: Fungus vs Essential Oils

Here are the photos of the test I have performed with the orange juice, oats and two cheap essential oils. By saying cheap I do not mean low-quality rather then low in price. Yes, you do not need fancy essential oils to fight the fungi and yeasts. This test is not intended to bust or confirm any laboratory results of antifungal effects of various essential oils. Actually, you can find quite a lot studies researching the various species of yeasts and fungi and their ability to resist the essential oils....

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