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Infection: Drugs Vs. Essential Oils

Author: Shauna D.
Date: 06-12-2004
Views: 11,071
Word Count: 498
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Testimonial ID: 151-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Prior to getting involved with Young Living almost 8 years ago, our health was marginal at best. For years we made trips to this area for the purpose of going to Mexico to purchase our medications (and our families medications) which saved us a lot of money.


Went to Mexico this last week, purchased no medications, shared our Young Living story instead. We stood at the border to watch Americans and Canadians by the hundreds bring their prescription drugs into the USA from Mexico.

We were saddened for them and it made us resolve in our own minds how much more dedicated we must be to help our 'lost' friends that there is a far better way to take care of ourselves. How our lives have changed since using our Young Living products and learning how to take personal responsibility for our health.

So feeling BULLET PROOF, with neither of us getting sick or having health problems, something hit me on Friday night. Swelling on the left side of my face, earache, and shooting pains from my neck to the top of my head and swollen gland under jaw bone. This was unacceptable!

People around us offered their way! Been there done that! One couple said I was "nuts" not to at least go to a doctor and get a shot or prescription. Today they are talking to themselves......"we can't believe you are better."

These people are like most, and the way we used to be. They will not become independent of using medications and are not willing to accept responsibility for themselves. Too many people have given their power to the doctors and the drug companies!

In our Jan/Feb 2001 newsletter we sent out, my upline made me up the 'natural antibiotic blend'.

* 8 Drops Frankincense
* 4 Drops of Mountain Savory
* 3-4 Drops of Oregano
* 2-4 Drops Lemon

Put in capsule and took one morning, noon and night. By that night the shooting pains stopped and gland swelling was almost gone. This is gone!

I also beefed up on Immune Tune caps, (Note: Today we would use Inner Defense capsules as Immunetune if no longer available) and the ImmuPower and Melrose oil blends (on a cotton ball and swipe around the ear). I also took Frankincense internally (3 to 4 drops several times yesterday).

Even though I have it whipped, I will continue to build my system up. I want no set backs. Besides that my pride is on the line and people are watching! Remember, when something foreign comes after you, go after it with more than usual and often. There are so many strains of viruses and bacteria out there in this old world.

So today we are more grateful to our friend D. Gary Young for providing these therapeutic products and the wisdom in teaching us how to use them.

We needed this experience just to humble us a little and to teach us by personal experience. Share your experiences! Let's create a healthy world together.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: virus — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
3.Associated topics: ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
4.Associated topics: virus — "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
5.Associated topics: bacteria,ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
6.Associated topics: bacteria — "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
7.Associated topics: bacteria — "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
8.Associated topics: bacteria — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link

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