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Thieves Relieves Head Cold Symptoms


Author: Nancy B.
Date: 12-08-2005
Views: 6,870
Word Count: 263
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 1132-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I just wanted to share an amazing tale from last Friday. One of my student workers came in to work so plugged up with a head cold she said it felt like wood from the neck up. She was armed with Dayquil, and lozenges. Her coloring was horrible and she was moving so slowly.
Later in the morning she got up and said she thought it was time to take more drugs. I asked her if she would be willing to try Thieves before she did that. She agreed and spent ten minutes or so breathing in that wonderful fragrance. Her comments were, "I can only get air up one nostril a little bit...it doesn't hurt, but I can feel something...oh well."
She sat for a few more minutes and then said she was going to go back and take her drugs. She was back right away and I noticed immediately that her color was great, her eyes bright. She just stood there and stared at me for a minute and said, "What just happened?" I blew my nose once and I am completely cleared up. I haven't felt like this in over a week.
Really, it was amazing. A funny side note was watching people as they came into my office. The smell of the Thieves stopped them dead in their tracks. They'd stick their nose in the air and sniff and say, "What is that? It smells so wonderful." It does, doesn't it?


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,colds — "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,colds — "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: colds — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
4.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
5.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
6.Associated topics: colds — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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