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Intestinal Distress In Young Child And DiGize Oil

Author: Wendy P.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 10-29-2006
Views: 7,044
Word Count: 234
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 1796-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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We live about 5 minutes from a "Sprayground" water park for kids here in Upstate NY. Last summer, unfortunately thousands of kids became ill with Cryptosporidiosis, an intestinal bug due to a water-borne parasite that was blamed on the park. My two-year-old also had come down with diarrhea early in the summer, but seemed to recover. However, as is the case with this parasite, the symptoms would return. Eventually, my son became very clingy, whiny, feverish and uncomfortable. He had diarrhea again and even vomited.

The Dr.s here said there was nothing they could do, "just keep him hydrated". The only drug they could offer was "experimental" and were only giving it to children so sick they were hospitalized. So I looked this up in the Essential Oil Desk Reference and lo and behold there was "Cryptosporidiosis", with DiGize listed as the oil of choice.

I had Young Living overnight this oil to me. I began by diffusing it, rubbing it neat to my son's feet and lower spine. By the next day, my son was up and running around as usual, no fever, and no more diarrhea. I continued this regimen anyway for a couple more days, but we have had no recurrence of symptoms. (I am writing this about a year later!) Just another of the Young Living oils I will not be without!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fever — "[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
2.Associated topics: diarrhea — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
3.Associated topics: parasites — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
4.Associated topics: diarrhea — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
5.Associated topics: fever — "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
6.Associated topics: vomiting — "Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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