Strong Stomach Virus Caused Lots Of Vomiting
Author: Nicole N.
Word Count: 157
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Testimonial ID: 10439-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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This weekend I got a strong stomach virus that caused vomiting, stomach cramping, and diarrhea. I also felt cold all over. All the water I tried to drink to stay hydrated just came right back up several times, and I vomited 4 to 5 times over the course of 2 hours.
After the first couple of times I started to apply a drop of Peppermint essential oil to the roof of my mouth and on my tongue. I also rubbed some DiGize essential oil blend on my belly and put a hot water bottle on top of it when I could lie down in my bedroom, where I was also diffusing Thieves essential oil blend.
My symptoms went away, and I was able to sleep and keep down my water. I didn't have any more symptoms! Although those 2 hours were rough, I think the essential oils may have helped cut the time that I was drastically sick.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: flue, influenza, vomit, puke, puking, viral, throw, throwing, antiviral, gastroenteritis.
|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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