Swollen Adenoids Were Causing My Son To Snore
Author: Theresa C.
Word Count: 159
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10711-OR
Scientific Studies: 12
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My son has had a very bad snoring problem, as he has had swollen adenoids and allergies.
As prescribed by my Ayurveda teacher, I have been placing a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of steaming hot water. Then my son has been inhaling it, which helps to clear his congestion.
I was told to then follow this procedure with some Ayurvedic drops in my son's nose and with some Ayurvedic herbal tea. These, along with a good diet, have also helped to clear the congestion and to reduce the swelling of the adenoids.
After following these steps, my son usually needs to blow his nose quite a lot to clear the mucus. We actually started noticing results immediately on the first night.
After the first few weeks, my son stopped snoring completely and did not need any more treatments. On occasion when he gets mildly congested again, we repeat this procedure, which stops the congestion in its tracks immediately.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: adenoids, alergies, allergies, apnea, bedtime, bipap, congestion, cpap, nasal, pas, pass, restful, sinus, sinuses, sleep, sleeping, snore, snores, snoring.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."||Link|
|3.||"[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."||Link|
|4.||"The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."||Link|
|5.||"Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."||Link|
|6.||"Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."||Link|
|7.||"This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."||Link|
|8.||"Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."||Link|
|9.||Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. "Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."||Link|
|10.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|11.||"Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."||Link|
|12.||"Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."||Link|
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