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Massage In A Hot Shower Did Not Alleviate Mastitis

Author: Lyndall S.
Date: 04-29-2015
Views: 1,205
Word Count: 118
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Testimonial ID: 10606-OR
Scientific Studies: 2

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Over the course of a few days, I had been developing mastitis, with sore breasts, red skin, etc. I really did not want to use antibiotics to deal with the infection.

I had been trying to get rid of it through massage in a hot shower, but the breast infection was only worsening. Then, to alleviate a tickle in my throat, I added one drop of Thieves essential oil blend to half a glass of water and drank it before I went to bed.

The next morning, quite unexpectedly, both of my breasts appeared to be completely back to normal. Going from having infected breasts to being completely free of discomfort in only 8 hours was quite a drastic turnaround.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Ten of the most known and used commercial essential oils (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L. [cinnamon], Citrus bergamia Risso [bergamot], Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. [fennel], Origanum majorana L. [marjoram], Origanum vulgare L. [oregano], Rosmarinus officinalis L. [rosemary], Satureja montana L. [mountain savory], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. carvacrol [thyme], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. thymol [red thyme] were tested against six bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus chromogenes, Staphylococcus sciuri, Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Escherichia coli, responsible for mastitis in animals. The best results were achieved by S. montana, T. vulgaris ct. thymol and O. vulgare."Link
2."[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link

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