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I Had A Nasty Cold Coupled With A Low-Grade Fever

Author: Stacy K.
Skill: Clergy
Date: 10-24-2015
Views: 2,137
Word Count: 120
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10786-OR
Scientific Studies: 5

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I had a nasty cold with a low-grade fever, so I ingested an ounce of NingXia Red mixed with the following therapeutic-grade essential oils:

2 drops Thieves blend (to support the immune system)
2 drops Purification blend
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lemon

I took this concoction twice a day, morning and night. I also got plenty of rest and drank lots of pure water.

Within two days I felt much better yet continued for a total of five days.

If I do not have NingXia Red on hand, I can also use juice, honey, agave, a gel capsule, or water to mix with the above essential oils. If Peppermint ever keeps me up at night, I just take it in the late afternoon instead.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: chills, congested, congestion, coryza, febrile, feverish, fevers, flu, influenza, nasopharyngitis, pyrexia, rhinopharyngitis, temperature, virus.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."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
3."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
4."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
5."[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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