Swallowing Was Uncomfortable With Dry Sore Throat
Author: Denise G.
Word Count: 146
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Testimonial ID: 10752-OR
Scientific Studies: 1
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For the last couple of days, I have had a really dry, sore throat all day. I finally decided to try essential oils.
I have been applying one drop of Lemon essential oil on my fingertips. Then I massage the oil neat (undiluted) all over the skin of my throat area for about 2 minutes. I have continued to do this twice a day.
Each time that I am nearly finished massaging, I have noticed that I can swallow a lot more easily, and my throat has not been so dry anymore. The Lemon oil has really helped me. It is amazing how essential oils work so quickly.
I have also been using Thieves essential oil blend twice a day. I place one drop under my tongue in the morning and then another drop in the late afternoon. This has helped with the soreness of my throat tremendously.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: coryza, nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, throat.
|Supporting Scientific Study|
|"Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."||Link|
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