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When A Violent Stomach Flu Bug Struck Our Family

Author: Mollie M.
Date: 12-28-2014
Views: 2,199
Word Count: 156
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10352-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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When the stomach flu bug violently struck our family, we each did the following:

1. Swiped DiGize essential oil blend in the mouth to stop the vomiting.
2. Sipped on 8 ounces of distilled water with 3 drops of Lemon essential oil.
3. Applied Peppermint and DiGize clockwise on the tummy every 10 minutes.

Once we were able to keep down what we swallowed, we each took an Inner Defense capsule. Then 8 hours later we also took a Life 5 capsule, which helped our stomachs feel settled and stopped all signs of the stomach bug virus.

One member of the family was not able to stop diarrhea. So I applied 4 drops of Lemon, 3 drops of Mountain Savory, and 2 drops of Wintergreen to his tummy. His stomach then settled after about 30 minutes.

Our family was able to recover within 10 hours, when it took other people we know about 24 to 48 hours to recover.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."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
3."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

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