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Quick Relief From Nasal Swelling


Author: Emily H.
Date: 02-25-2016
Views: 1,279
Word Count: 156
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10907-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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My whole life I have struggled with nasal canal swelling, which has made it difficult to breathe through my nose.

After doing some research on the effectiveness of essential oils, I started my new regimen by diluting 15 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of Lavender oil. Then I applied this mixture at the opening of my nostrils. Within minutes the swelling was relieved and I was able to breathe easily and quietly through my nose.

My son struggles with the same problem, so I tried it on him, and diluted 1 Tbsp of carrier oil to 1 drop of Lavender oil. Again, within minutes he was no longer snorting in frustration and was easily and quietly breathing through his nose.

I have found that using the roller fitment makes for a much easier and faster application. We both now apply when we wake up and before we go to bed, and anytime it is otherwise needed.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "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,sinusitis — "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: sinusitis — "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
4.Associated topics: breathing — "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

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