My Kids Endured Two Years Of Molluscum Contagiosum
Author: Andrea S.
Word Count: 211
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10716-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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Both of my children (currently ages 2 and 4) had contracted molluscum contagiosum (a.k.a. water warts), which spread like crazy. Doctors simply told us to leave it alone.
We tried many remedies anyway, but nothing over the counter worked for us. We also tried many essential oils that failed... until we tried Oregano oil.
I mixed 3 drops of Oregano essential oil with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil. (Oregano is a hot oil and can cause skin irritation if not diluted.) I applied this mixture with a Q-tip morning, noon, and night.
Within days the spots started looking red and irritated. We thought that this was a bad reaction and rushed to our dermatologist, who told us that this was actually a good sign. It means that the body has realized that the molluscum is a virus and has started to fight it off.
I kid you not... the molluscum contagiosum was completely gone within a month. And my older child had had it since she was 18 months old! Simply amazing!
Since molluscum contagiosum is such a common pox virus for preschoolers, I recommended this protocol to a friend who also had had no previous success in getting rid of the virus. Oregano essential oil worked for her family as well!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: molescum, moloscum, moluscum, waterwarts.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) [was effective] in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children."||Link|
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