I Reacted To Smoke From A Pile Of Burning Carpet
Author: Sarah S.
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Testimonial ID: 10821-OR
Scientific Studies: 9
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Recently some smoke from a burn pile containing old carpet caused me to have a lot of congestion and difficulty with my breathing and sleeping. So I used the following essential oil products to support my respiratory and lymphatic systems in eliminating the toxins from my body.
I applied 2 drops of Melrose essential oil blend on my chest throughout the day and right before bed and used inhalation to open my airways in order to promote loose congestion. I also used Melrose during the night, as I was waking up every 2 hours for the first 4 to 5 days.
I used 1 drop of Clove essential oil mixed with honey and placed in a gelcap to soothe my throat, which was irritated from coughing.
To support lymph movement, I placed 3 drops of Lemongrass essential oil in a gelcap and took it internally. I also applied 1 to 2 drops on my throat and under my ear for the first 4 days. On days thereafter, I applied Lemongrass on my armpits.
I placed 1 to 3 drops of Juva Cleanse essential oil blend in a gelcap and took it internally. I also applied one drop over my liver area to support the liver in processing the toxins.
Finally I used Frankincense, Lavender, and Copaiba essential oils for soothing my respiratory tract after the congestion phase was over. I placed 3 drops of each oil in a gelcap and took it internally. I also used 1 to 3 drops of these oils topically, and I even took 2 or 3 deep inhalations directly from the bottles.
One more that worked well for me was using a drop of Spearmint essential oil in my herbal tea, which was soothing to my body. All of the above products together helped me to rest at night. I am now on day eleven and still getting better every day.
I have severe reactions to over-the-counter and prescription drugs, so therapeutic-grade essential oils are my best friends!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."||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.||"[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|
|4.||"[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."||Link|
|5.||"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|
|6.||"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|
|7.||"Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."||Link|
|8.||"The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."||Link|
|9.||In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis.||Link|
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