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Hayfever Sneezes Improved With Lavender

Author: Carol K.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 05-02-2006
Views: 3,248
Word Count: 185
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1379-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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I have been bothered for many decades, especially in the Spring and the early Fall, with having to sneeze. Over 20 sneezes in a row were common. Also, I had stuffed-up sinuses and watery eyes. Pills just made me sleepy and shots never did work. A few years ago, I started to diffuse YL's Lavender for 15 minutes twice during the night and within days I noticed a great improvement. Only an occassional sneeze or two and no more sinus or eye problems. Did this for two years and decided the next year that I didn't need to do this any longer. Boy, was I wrong. Cleared right up again within two nights of diffusing that good old Young Living Lavender.

Then, the following year I decided to try using up another therapeutic-grade brand that I still had on-hand. NOT as good...started sneezing 4-8 times with those watery eyes and a stuffy nose. Needless to say, I went back to YL. I've heard people say that this Spring (2006) is a bad one for pollen. But, I am loving it out there without any problems !

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
2.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
3.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link

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