The 24-Hour Fever Virus Hit Our House
Author: Mollie M.
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Testimonial ID: 10351-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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My middle son had the 24-hour fever virus, and I was able to keep him comfortable with only Young Living essential oils until he was better.
I would give him a detox bath if his fever would ever reach 102 degrees or higher. I would run cool bath water, put 5 drops of Frankincense and Lavender essential oils in the water, and have him sit in the tub as long as possible.
Then I would rub down his body with Peppermint essential oil once I removed him from the bathtub. As long as the fever was present, I would alternate every 10 minutes applying one drop of Peppermint and one drop of Frankincense in his belly button.
He would sip on 8 ounces of distilled water with 3 drops of Lemon essential oil. I would have him drink 2 ounces of NingXia Red 4 to 6 times daily. I would make a NingXia Red slushie for him to suck on too, containing:
3 ounces of NingXia Red
2 drops of Lemon essential oil
I mixed it up in a cup, placed it in the freezer for an hour, and then crushed it up with a knife. My son then would eat it with a spoon.
My oldest son got the 24-hour fever the next day. I did the same protocol, and, after reading in my essential oils reference book (essential oil reference book), I decided to use some of the essential oils that were suggested. I gave him a capsule of 3 drops Copaiba, 3 drops Idaho Balsam Fir, and 3 drops Frankincense. His fever went down soon thereafter and never returned.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: pyrexia, febrile, feverish, fevers, temperature, viral.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."||Link|
|2.||"The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."||Link|
|3.||"Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary (most components of Thieves blend)] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."||Link|
|4.||"Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."||Link|
|5.||"[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."||Link|
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