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Child Dealt With A Serious Respiratory Infection

Author: Lisa J.
Date: 11-21-2005
Views: 12,892
Word Count: 408
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1105-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My son whom is 9 yrs old, started with a cough on a Wednesday.

Tuesday morning 9 am, he had a temp of 101. It sounded like it was deep in his chest. I put Peppermint on his chest and back, also bottom of feet to get the temp down and he watched tv for the morning.

He had lunch and went to bed, I knew it was bad. I knew he needed an antibiotic or something similar and Oregano came to mind. He was not good at taking pills, so I put 5 drops on the bottom of each foot. I opened my essential oils reference book to colds/flu/lungs/respiratory/infections, researched it all.

I put the Raven oil blend in a diffuser, used Ravensara on his chest and back and continued the Peppermint and Oregano on the bottom of his feet, about every hour, because the temp kept coming back. He also had NingXia Red juice when he got home and again at lunch.

About 5 pm he came out of his room, I thought he must be doing better. I believe my son was scared and he started getting sick coughing up phlegm.

The ambulance came and checked him out, said he needed to go to the hospital and get an x-ray, it sounded like pneumonia or bronchitis. They also noticed I was working on him with oils since the scent was everywhere. You can't help but smell them and they didn't want to interfere with that.

I then looked through my essential oils reference book and found a recipe for pneumonia:

*10 drops Rosemary
* 8 drops Ravensara,
* 8 drops Frankincense
* 2 drops Oregano
* 2 drops Peppermint

I had all the oils but Rosemary, and start putting that on him. The fever finally broke by 10 pm and he was sound asleep. By the next morning he was up and coughing up phlegm. We continued the oils recipe for the next three days.

On Friday he went back to school and I sent him with his oils. He was fine. I must say that the old mentality kept coming at me, that he had to go to the doctor. I also knew they would see him at the clinic, send us to the hospital for x-rays, diagnose and send us home with all kinds of prescriptions.

I knew I had everything I needed with Young Living Essential Oils. I trusted and used my intuition, prayed and he is fine.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bronchi, bronchial, broncitus, congested, congestion, coughs, diffusing, febrile, flem, lung, mucous, mucus, phlem, pnemonia, pnuemonia, pnumonia.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,cough,pneumonia — "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,pneumonia — "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: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm — "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
7.Associated topics: respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,pneumonia — "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
8.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link

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