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Mother And Baby Caught A Nasty Cold With A Cough


Author: Kacie M.
Date: 05-05-2015
Views: 2,087
Word Count: 126
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10614-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My 6-month-old baby and I caught nasty colds this past spring. Both of us had stuffy noses and terrible coughs.

In the past I would have run to the medicine cabinet for some typical cold medicines. However, lately I have been trying to treat things naturally, so I consulted my essential oils reference book.

I diffused Peppermint essential oil and Thieves essential oil blend for 30-minute intervals intermittently throughout the day. I also applied Peppermint oil diluted with coconut oil under my nose to help open up my breathing. (Note: I chose not to apply this on my baby's sensitive skin.)

Our colds were significantly better by the second day and gone by the third day. That is the quickest recovery from a cold that I have ever had!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: colds — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: colds,cough — "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
3.Associated topics: colds — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] 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.Associated topics: congestion-(mucus) — "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

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