Kicked My Usual Bad Cough From Chronic Bronchitis
Author: Melissa S.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Word Count: 137
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10344-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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Since I was a small child I have often contracted chronic bronchitis which has lasted up to 5 months. This has happened to me at least 20 times. I would literally NEVER get just a cold; it always turned to bronchitis.
A few weeks ago, I had a bad cold which of course quickly became a BAD cough, as usual. I applied 3 to 4 drops of RC essential oil blend and layered 2 to 3 drops of Lavender and Peppermint essential oils on my chest every 4 hours and immediately felt better. I also took a drop of Thieves essential oil blend under my tongue, also every 4 hours.
After just a week (a miracle length of time for me), it is completely gone except for a tiny amount of sniffles! Yes!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: pneumonia, bronchial, bronchi, bronchitus, broncitis, broncitus, pnuemonia, pnumonia, pnemonia, coughing, coughs.
|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.||"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|
|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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