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Thieves For Sinus Infection


Author: Michelle L.
Date: 10-09-2005
Views: 24,194
Word Count: 372
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1010-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I always used to get a sinus infection every fall which always seemed to lead to bronchitis. Now any time I feel the head stuffy, sore throat sensation coming on I put a drop of Thieves in my Thieves Mouthwash as a booster, gargle and swallow. I am not about to spit those good oils out. This has worked for me every time.

Then when my adult son who also has the same cronic case of sinus infection got sick, I started him on the Thieves. We were on vacation and I watched as he did everything I had done but he was getting very little relief and just kept getting more ill as the days passed. We were using Thieves and Peppermint on him, but he was very sick. Then I heard Gary's training CD #73 where he said if one oil doesn't work in 2 minutes try another oil.

Gary recommended Thieves, Eucalyptus Radiata, & Pine. I called my son and asked him to stop over so that I could try this on him. He had been missing work since we had gotten home from our trip and was feeling just miserable. He was willing to give it a try so he came and we put those three oils on his sinus area and he went and sat down and started coughing. We then added Oregano oil to the other three and put that on his chest. Within a minute he was getting total relief, all the pressure was gone and he was sitting there asking, "how can this be?".

In the CD Gary also stated that it is acid in our system that creates mucus and to neutralize the acid take a teaspoon of natural vinegar with a drop of Thieves in it both morning and night. We sent our son home with both of these and talked to him the next day and he was so much better. We seen him two days after that and he was completley well. The moral of the story is that what worked for me did not work the same for him, but we should not quit because these oils do work, just don't be afraid to try the next oil or the next.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,sinus-infection,cough — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: acidic — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
5.Associated topics: respiratory-system,sinus-infection,sore-throat — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
6.Associated topics: sore-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
7.Associated topics: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm,sinus-infection,sinus — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
8.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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