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A Scratchy Throat And Enlarged Lymph Node In Neck

Author: Christie C.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-19-2014
Views: 2,113
Word Count: 213
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10336-OR
Scientific Studies: 2

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One day I felt a little lump on my neck just under my jawline. It was not a cyst. Other than that and a little bit of a scratchy throat, I felt fine.

I decided to change up my daily regimen. I drank 2 ounces of NingXia Red each day. I also added one drop each of Tangerine, Orange, Lemon and Thieves essential oils to my "shot" of Orange juice.

Then topically on my neck I applied Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Cypress essential oils. I followed that with a very small amount of coconut oil. I did this 2 or 3 times daily.

I diffused at night one of three combinations:

1. Thieves essential oil blend
2. Rosemary and Lavender essential oils
3. Lavender and Peppermint essential oils

It really just depended on my mood which combination I diffused.

My scratchy throat was fine within 2 days. My little lump was gone within 10 days. I stopped the topical application of essential oils on my neck by then and continued with the nightly diffusing and daily "shot" with essential oils in it.

By the 14th day I went back to my normal regimen of 1 ounce of NingXia Red, as well as one drop each of Copaiba, Nutmeg, and Lemon essential oils in my Orange juice. I feel great!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: illness, nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, coryza, pharyngitis, nodes.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."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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