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Tired Of Reacting To Every Allergen In Texas

Author: Marika D.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 06-12-2004
Views: 65,535
Word Count: 617
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 156-OR
Scientific Studies: 12

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I used to have all kinds of allergies and asthma and was on everything including steroid inhalers that caused heart palpitations, dry eyes, and mouth. I was even on a breathing machine (nebulizer) at one point. Now, with the help of these essential oils, my allergies are almost nonexistent, and I am continuing to work on it.

Here is what I did:

Note: This has saved me thousands of dollars on allergy remedies and missed time from work. Needless to say, I have no more side effects from those things!

I got a diffuser and diffused Purification essential oil blend into a room with the door closed for 20 minutes a day while relaxing in the room. This is for my chronic cough. Any molds and allergy-causing bacteria in the air cannot live in the presence of this oil blend.

I got the RC oil blend and put 2-3 drops in my hands. I rubbed them together, cupped my hands over my nose, and inhaled 3 times deeply. I also put 2 drops on my chest and throat. This is a blend of four different kinds of Eucalyptus and other essential oils. This is incredible for breaking up mucus in the head, the lungs, and anywhere else it builds up. This is the blend that stops me from wheezing and coughing and lets me breathe so much better!

Peppermint essential oil also works. If I ever get stopped up and cannot breathe through my nose, this one helps. My husband puts 1 drop on his tongue and inhales it in. Then with the essential oil still on his fingers, he rubs a little on the end of his nostrils and inhales again. He can breathe in one second after putting it on!

One more essential oil I like is Lavender. Not only is it good for those of us with allergies, but it is great for occasional feelings of depression. It lifts me up in three seconds. When my nose will not stop dripping, the Lavender oil dries me up right away.

Something I realized yesterday while driving home is that I was able to roll my windows down while on the road and smell the wonderful smell of fresh-cut grass. This is something I was never able to do all my life with allergies. Whenever I did this in the past, I would sneeze probably 20 times in a row and then be a wreck for several hours.

I have been cleansing, oiling, supplementing, and eating a good diet over the last four years. Since using therapeutic-grade essential oil products, finally something worked! I can honestly say that I AM ALLERGY FREE. And in Texas where there are trees, molds, dust, grasses, hay, etc., I would have never believed it!

I try to eat as healthy as I can... no sugar, no white flour, no dairy, organic vegetables, hormone free chicken, little meat, no coffee or pop, no white bread, no processed foods, and also no chemicals in the household products or personal care products. I believe this has all helped.

Recently I have begun ingesting Eucalyptus Radiata oil and the RC oil blend before bed. For the first time in my life, I am able to sleep with a cat on my bed and still breathe well... no wheezing or sneezing. WHAT A MIRACLE! I thought I would never be able to have furry pets.

We are saving money on our grocery bills and medical bills by substituting healthy products for chemical-laden items found at the grocery store; and it gets delivered to our door. What a wonderful blessing this has been for us!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: allergic, asthmatic.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."[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
2."[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
3."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
4."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
5."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
6."[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
7."After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
8."Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
9."Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
10."The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
11."Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
12."A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link

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