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Phytothérapie

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Cinnamomum camphora à cinéole (ravintsara), une plante au service de la prévention des infections nosocomiales en milieu hospitalier ?

  • J. -M. BlanchardEmail author
Article Original Aromathérapie Clinique

Résumé

Les infections nosocomiales sont une préoccupation majeure de nos sociétés occidentales tant pour la morbidité que par le coût social engendré. L’huile essentielle de Cinnamomum camphora cinéole (ravintsara) est empiriquement connue pour avoir des propriétés antivirales majeures et immunostimulantes. Ces dernières, associées à une bonne maîtrise antibiotique, sont mises à profit dans un essai préliminaire destiné à voir s’il est possible de diminuer l’incidence des infections nosocomiales dans un service hospitalier. Cette étude conduite sur deux années semble montrer des résultats encourageants, qu’il faudra toutefois confirmer par d’autres études.

Mots dés

Infections nosocomiales Prévention Cinnamomum camphora cinéole (ravintsara) Maîtrise antibiotique 

Cinnamomum camphora with cineol (ravintsara): a plant for the prevention of nosocomial infections

Abstract

Nosocomial infections are an everyday concern in Western societies because they increase morbidity and have high social costs. The essential oil of Cinnamomum camphora with cineol (ravintsara) is empirically known for its antiviral and immunostimulatory properties. In a preliminary trial, the oil’s antibiotic properties were studied to determine its effect on reducing nosocomial infections in a hospital setting. The results of the two-year trial are promising, but must be confirmed. Nosocomial infections is an every day major preoccupation in occidental societies, since it occurs enhancement of morbidity and social costs. Cinnamomum camphora cineole (ravintsara) essential oil is empirically known for its antiviral and immunostimulating properties. In a preliminary try, this effects associated to antibiotical control are checked in order to reduce the nosocomial infections in hospital service. In a two years essay promising results have been noticed but must be confirmed.

Keywords

Nosocomial infections Prevention Cinnamomum camphora with cineol (ravintsara) Antibiotic effect in a hospital setting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service de surveillance continueCentre hospitalier Jean-LeclaireSarlat-la-CanedaFrance

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