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Reaction To Smoke From A Pile Of Burning Carpet


Author: Sarah S.
Date: 12-11-2015
Views: 2,241
Word Count: 328
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10821-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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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.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system — "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
2.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,cough — "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
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "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
5.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: household-allergens — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
7.Associated topics: sore-/-scratchy-throat — "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
8.Associated topics: liver — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link

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