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Teen Was Laid Up On The Couch All Achy And Stuffy

Author: Carey W.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 02-14-2015
Views: 1,057
Word Count: 219
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10485-OR
Scientific Studies: 6

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My eldest daughter was laid up on her couch for hours one morning the other weekend. She said her head hurt, she was stuffed up, and she felt achy all over. It was all I could do to drag her up to my bedroom to apply essential oils to her.

Now I am new to oils, having only had my kit and extras for two weeks. The first thing I did was take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and added Eucalyptus, RC, Peppermint, Frankincense, Purification, Tea Tree, and Lemon oils. (I apologize but I did not write down the exact number of drops of each oil).

I rubbed this mixture on my daughter's ears, down her throat, on her chest, and on the back of her neck, as well as directly on either side of her nose for her sinuses. Then I rubbed Thieves essential oil blend on both of her feet, 2 to 4 drops rubbed together in my hands before applying and massaging into her skin.

Within half an hour she was no longer feeling achy, and in a couple of hours she was no longer sniffling with stuffed sinuses. She acted and felt normal the remainder of the day! She did not take any second doses of the rub or of the Thieves blend.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: influenza, cold, colds, flue, nasopharyngitis, respiratory, diffuse, diffusing, sinus, flem, phlegm, phlem.

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."This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link
3."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
4."Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5."The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
6."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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