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Not Allowed To Play Outside While Running A Fever

Author: Jackie S.
Skill: Personal Trainer
Date: 08-18-2015
Views: 892
Word Count: 305
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10747-OR
Scientific Studies: 2

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This story takes place before I started using essential oils. I am very skeptical about network marketing companies and did not want to feel obligated to use them just because my family was selling them. Little did I know....

My 7-year-old daughter was not feeling well one day. Madison is not one who likes to be cooped up in the house. Unfortunately, since she was running a fever of 101.9 degrees, I told her that she was not allowed to play outside and that she needed to rest.

Of course I did not have any Children's Tylenol on hand, which used to be my go-to for all things fever related for my young ones. I was contemplating going to the store when my sister-in-law texted me asking how my day was. So I told her about Madison's fever.

My sister-in-law reminded me of the bottle of Peppermint essential oil that she had given me, and I told her that I still had it. She suggested that I use 2 drops diluted with a couple drops of olive oil and then rub it up and down my daughter's spine.

I actually rolled my eyes while reading my sister-in-law's text message. Yet I figured that I should at least give it a shot since I was not going to be able to run to the store right away anyway.

Not even 15 minutes after I applied the Peppermint essential oil as she suggested, Madison's fever came down to 99.8 degrees. It never went back up either. So I can now say that I am a believer.

This was my first experience with essential oils, and I am thankful that these products are from a company that produces therapeutic-grade oils. The purity behind the Peppermint oil made me feel secure to try it. No more Tylenol for these kiddos!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2."[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link

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