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Swollen Red Throat Tonsils Improved By Next Day


Author: Carmen M.
Date: 02-10-2016
Views: 1,780
Word Count: 205
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10890-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Recently I made a roll-on bottle with coconut oil as a base. Then I added several drops of Peppermint as well as the Thieves and ImmuPower oil blends.

My son had a sore throat on Saturday. Sunday his throat was swollen he couldn't swallow without pain. So I started using a few drops of Thieves oil straight on his feet, and my roll-on mixture around his neck and throat area, and behind his ears. I reapplied this every couple of hours. I have also began applying the roll-on mixture to my girls as a preventive measure.

The next day he still had a cough and sore throat, but his throat was no longer closed up. No swelling at all just a little redness.

It is now Wednesday. He's coughing just a bit and just the lingering remains of the sore throat. The illness is definitely going around and seems like a virus. No fever, just sore throat and cough. I'm sure without the oils he would be a lot more uncomfortable and, more than likely, need to resort to conventional medicine.

Our family loves these high quality essential oils, and we recognize the fact that not all essential oils brands are the same.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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
2.Associated topics: sore-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
3.Associated topics: tonsillitis,sore-throat,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
4.Associated topics: sore-throat — "[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."Link

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