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Peppermint For High Fever And Ironing


Author: Tricia C.
Date: 04-19-2006
Views: 6,263
Word Count: 171
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1351-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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Last week my niece woke up with every symptom of the flu - headache, body ache, fever (around 101 degrees). As the day progressed, so did her fever. By 10:00 pm that evening, her fever had reached a wopping 104.5 degrees! Before rushing her off to the emergency room, her mom decided to mix a few drops of Peppermint oil with water in a spritzer bottle (she couldn't find an empty bottle, so she used the one she usually reserves for spritzing ironing). She gently sprayed down her daughter (avoiding her face - concentrating on the body), and then monitored the fever over the next few hours. In just a few hours, her fever dropped down to normal (98 degrees). Her fever stayed down, and over the next day she continued to feel better! Amazing!

Also, my sister decided to keep the Peppermint water to spritz her ironing, and loves the way it smells - clean and refreshing (says she doesn't mind ironing any more)!


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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: 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
3.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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