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Taught Yoga Class With Sore Throat And Laryngitis

Author: Mary O.
Skill: Yoga Instructor
Date: 12-13-2015
Views: 1,236
Word Count: 394
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10824-OR
Scientific Studies: 2

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I started coming down with an icky feeling about two nights ago. So I applied Thieves essential oil blend to my feet and RC essential oil blend to my chest, figuring that I would be better by morning.

Well, much to my chagrin, I felt a little worse the next day. It even felt more settled in. I am a yoga instructor and had to teach my class that morning, so I went and did just that.

But then my voice started to get even worse, and my body began to feel icky. I had a busy day ahead of me and knew that I would not be able to rest (which is vital any time we are sick).

So I came home and applied more Thieves blend to my feet and RC blend to my chest. I also took a few drops of Thieves on my tongue, which helped numb the pain a bit thanks to the Clove essential oil contained in the Thieves blend.

Then I ran an errand and came home. Unfortunately, once again I felt a little worse.

So I made a capsule containing a blend of essential oils to help with the icky head feeling. (This also happens to be the blend that I use for my headaches.) I used the following essential oils:

5 drops Copaiba
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
1 drop Peppermint (to help me not burp Christmas tree scents, LOL)

Then I took 2 more drops of Thieves essential oil blend on my tongue, and I applied RC essential oil blend to my chest.

My head felt better after taking the capsule. However, my throat and voice were still a bit off.

So I came home, finally able to go to bed, and applied Thieves blend to my feet, a few more drops of Thieves in my mouth, and RC to my chest. I also set up my diffuser with RC and let it run for 4 to 5 hours.

I woke up feeling 80% better! Next I came to and read up on laryngitis.

After reading testimonials, I decided to make myself a tea with Lemon, Thieves, and Ginger essential oils. I also applied Lemon and Frankincense to the outside of my throat, from the top down to my larynx.

Within minutes I felt better! I am excited to see how the rest of the healing goes.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cold, colds, coryza, laryngeal, nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, vocal.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."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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