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Thieves And Oregano For Flu Symptoms


Author: Joanne N.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 02-13-2006
Views: 4,770
Word Count: 250
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1213-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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I have made it a practice to apply Thieves oil to the soles of my feet daily and to carry it with me when flying or going into crowds. I spent this past holiday season away from home where my schedule was hectic and I attended many social gatherings packed with people who were red-eyed and coughing but protesting that they were "not contagious" because they had had several relapses and were being treated with antibiotics.

I ran out of Thieves early in my stay and didn't order a replacement and, surprise, I got sick with the same symptoms including a fever etc. I borrowed a bottle of Thieves and began taking 2 drops of Oregano and 6 drops of Thieves in a gel cap 4 times per day. In two days all symptoms were gone and I stopped. Two days later I was sick again. I upped the dose to 3 drops of Oregano and 9 drops of Thieves and continued for 6 days, 4 days past the time when I felt well again. A month later I have had no recurrent symptoms. Several of my friends, however, are in their second month of suffering from this illness. My big mistake was to stop the doses at the first sign of wellness and I should have known better. Perhaps, just as with the mainstream remedies, it is wise to continue dosing a few days beyond the time when one feels well again.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: flu-(Influenza) — "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
2.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
3.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "[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
4.Associated topics: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature — "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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