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My Family Loves This Comforting Cold Blend

Author: Regina S.
Date: 12-14-2014
Views: 1,802
Word Count: 126
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10329-OR
Scientific Studies: 4

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I use the following blend of essential oils whenever anyone in my family has a cold. It is so comforting!

12 drops Eucalyptus (I like Globulus or Radiata)
4 drops Peppermint
3 drops Rosemary

I either diffuse this blend or use 10 drops of the blend along with 2 cups of epsom salts for a cozy bath.

Even my husband and two boys who are not always crazy about the smell of essential oils are completely fine with the aroma of this blend.

P.S. If we have a nighttime cough along with a cold, we use 2 drops Thieves essential oil blend on the bottom of each foot. My whole family receives relief within minutes from this! (I wrote about this in a separate testimonial.)

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: coughing, coughs, nasopharyngitis, diffusing, sinus, sinuses, chest, flem, phlegm, phlem.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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."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."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."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

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